Research Commercialisation Manager

University of Exeter
January 30, 2023
Offerd Salary:£ 39,745
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Exeter / Cornwall (Hybrid)


The starting salary will be from £ 39,745 up to £42,155 Grade F, depending on qualifications and experience.


Generous holiday allowances, flexible working, pension scheme and relocation package (if applicable).

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Admin, Professional, Managerial


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Research Commercialisation Manager

Job description

Innovation, Impact and Business

This role is based on either our Penryn or Exeter campus and offers the opportunity for hybrid working - some on campus and some from home.

This new full – time post is available immediately on a permanent basis.

Summary of the role

This post will have a strong focus on intellectual property licensing, new venture creation, and nurturing an entrepreneurial culture within the University of Exeter. The post holder will be aligned to the Faculty of Environment, Science and Economy which works across fundamental sciences, engineering and business to deliver on the University's Strategy 2030 to create a sustainable, healthy and socially just future.

The University of Exeter is part of a vibrant regional entrepreneurial community. The University has strong relationships with businesses and other non-academic partners, drives innovation, supports entrepreneurship, and makes a big impact on society and the economy.

Innovation, Impact and Business (IIB) is the professional services division that supports and drives this critical work. We are seeking an experienced technology transfer professional with a proven track record in commercialising university research to join our team. The post holder will be part of an established commercialisation team, working closely with colleagues in IIB and other professional services teams with the aim of driving commercialisation activities through routes such as new venture creation, intellectual property licensing and collaboration with external partners. They will also support University of Exeter researchers to secure translational funding, provide Exeter researchers with intellectual property exploitation advice and identify routes to market for research outputs in support of these aims.

A key responsibility will be supporting commercialisation activities within the Faculty of Environment, Science and Economy (ESE) in order to drive innovation, entrepreneurship and impact. The postholder will build effective relationships with researchers, external partners and investors and contribute to the development of a diverse and inclusive entrepreneurial culture. The ESE faculty is home to ten departments in physical and environmental sciences, engineering and includes the globally recognised, triple accredited University of Exeter Business School.

You can find more information about Innovation, Impact and Business at https: // www.

Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role.

The University of Exeter

We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022 and QS World University Ranking 2022).

Our research income in recent years means we're the fastest growing UK Research University with some of the world's most influential scientists, and we seek to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today through this. More than 99% of our research is of international quality and our world-leading research impact is growing faster than any other Russell Group university (2021 Research Excellence Framework). We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students. Read about our world leading research – Green Futures and how we are transforming education for a changing world. We are located in a beautiful part of the country and Exeter (a fast growing tech hub) is one of only a few UK cities to have been designated as a UNESCO Creative City.

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

With over 27,000 students and 6,400 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and valued as a major strength. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where all members of our community are supported to thrive; where diverse voices are heard through our engagement with evidence-based charter frameworks for gender (Athena SWAN), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our working community. Reasonable adjustments are available for interviews and workplaces.


We offer some fantastic benefits including:

  • 41 days leave per year
  • options for flexible working
  • numerous discounts at leading retailers
  • onsite gyms on all of our campus' and a cycle to work scheme
  • sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), paternity leave (up to six weeks full pay) and a new Fertility Treatment Policy
  • stunning campus environments in Exeter and Cornwall, in the beautiful South West of England
  • Further information

    Please contact Jim Williams, Senior Enterprise and Innovation Programmes Manager – Research Commercialisation at [email protected]

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