Jonathan Watkins

After obtaining a PhD in chemistry at the University of Sheffield, Jonathan spent ten years in the chemical industry as a New Product Development Manager, latterly for National Starch & Chemical (NSC), part of the ICI Group plc. After helping move the UK-based water-soluble polymers European business unit of NSC to Switzerland, he decided to alter direction and move into the field of technology transfer and commercialisation; firstly in the knowledge management software field and then, in 2002, he joined the University of Birmingham covering all subject areas.

Jonathan has experience in licensing out technology, setting up spin-out/start-up companies and arranging other types of commercial contracts.