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Enterprise Fellowships Presentation

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Have you ever wondered about the exciting innovations coming out of the UK’s higher education sector?


Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from academic innovators who have been awarded RSE Enterprise Fellowships.

In just 3-minute presentations, our Enterprise Fellows will cover the highlights of their entrepreneurial journey to date; giving us an exclusive insight into their experiences and achievements.

There will be time to ask the entrepreneurs questions though a live Q&A session, chaired by Dr John Nicholls FRSE and Enterprise Fellow alumni.


Two cohorts of Enterprise Fellows will present at this event; those who are halfway through their Fellowships, and, those who have just completed theirs.

6 months through Enterprise Fellowship

  • Ashton Barnett-Vanes, Javelin Health Ltd
  • Tim Eyes, Manchester Biofactory
  • Hamish Geddes, Lenz Ltd
  • Richard Gray, Lomond Instruments
  • Carole Tucker, Cardiff Filter Technology
  • Marine Valton, BIO-F Solutions Ltd

12 months through Enterprise Fellowship

  • Simon Bennie, Dynamerse
  • Faisal Ghani, SolarisKit
  • Jack Kennefick, Tagomics
  • Alexander McVey, ŌGI Bio Ltd
  • Steven Owen, Huli Ltd
  • Sunil Sharma, XGenix

24 months through Enterprise Fellowship (part time)

  • Shireen Anne Davies, SOLASTA Bio
  • Georgina Hazell*, U-RHYTHM
    *Georgina Hazell is currently on maternity leave and will be unable to join us for this event

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The next call for RSE Enterprise Fellowships is open. Apply by Wednesday 28 April 2021, 17:00.



Dr John Nicholls FRSE
John is a serial technology entrepreneur and experienced CEO who is passionate about using science and technology to make a difference in the world. He has founded and built several science-based companies with novel products and services in diverse markets including photonics, quantum technologies, AR/VR, semiconductors, space, medical imaging (PET), translational medicine and social media. Accumulated product revenues in the businesses he has built are >£300m. John originally gained a PhD in Physics at Strathclyde University before studying and working in the US, returning to found Photonic Materials in 1999, (acquired by Saint Gobain and Schlumberger in 2005). Photonic Materials was started as part of an RSE/SE Enterprise Fellowship. John subsequently led the process to exit Scoopt (social media business) to Getty Images before becoming the start-up CEO in a £50m translational medicine venture. John has been the Chief Commercial Officer at M Squared Lasers since 2011, initially securing investment to grow the business and then developing and leading the commercial team as revenue has increased from £3m to c£20m across multiple deep tech apps, including quantum technologies. John is a Fellow of the RSE and served two terms on the SSAC.


Ashton Barnett-Vanes; Tim Eyes; Hamish Geddes; Richard Gray; Carole Tucker; Marine Valton; Simon Bennie; Faisal Ghani; Jack Kennefick; Alexander McVey; Steven Owen; Sunil Sharma; Shireen Anne Davies.