Executive Director, institute of Entrepreneurship and Private Equity
London Business School, England, United Kingdom
Dr Jeff Skinner, PhD MBA RTTP.
Jeff Skinner is Executive Director of the Institute of Entrepreneurship and Private Capital at LBS. He is also Teaching Fellow in Strategy and Entrepreneurship and leads a number of experiential entrepreneurship electives and executive education programmes.
Prior to joining the School, Jeff was Commercial Director at University College London (UCL), where he built its Technology Transfer division – including the creation of two seed-funds and new units to stimulate consultancy, industry engagement and spin-out creation. Working alongside senior academics, he co-founded more than 30 technology-based spin outs that collectively raised more than £30 million in first round capital. He also introduced management education for engineers and created the first Research Masters Programmes at UCL.
Jeff remains deeply involved in technology commercialisation through teaching, consulting and speaking around the world. He chaired the Review Committee of the Alliance of Technology Transfer Professionals –the global technology transfer professional body – and is past president of the leading UK and European Technology Transfer Associations (PraxisAuril and ASTP Proton). He is author of the Leadership Foundation’s publication Commercialisation Skills for Academics and Researchers and has written more than 20 teaching case studies, covering many aspects of university technology transfer.
Before joining UCL, Jeff led technology commercialisation at Hoechst Celanese Photonics in New Jersey and was previously photonics research manager at General Electric. His first degree was in physics and he holds a PhD in thin film photonics from UCL and a MBA from LBS.
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Sunday, February 6, 2022
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM