Simon Guillaume

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Simon Guillaume

Innovation & Business Partnerships Manager

I am the Innovation and Business Partnerships Manager for the social sciences Division, covering for Helena Channon-Wells during her maternity leave. My role involves facilitating interactions between academic research, innovation, and business to amplify the impact of research that comes from the Social Science Division. 

I support academics throughout their engagement journey, introducing relevant opportunities, identifying suitable business partners, facilitating contractual agreements, cultivating and sustaining division-wide business contacts, and celebrating impactful outcome. As part of the Research Impact and Engagement team, we collaborate closely with departmental colleagues to address support needs and provide training for business engagement and innovation activities. 

If you are an academic looking to discuss business engagement or start a venture based on your research, please do reach out for an introduction. 

I also serve as the point of contact for businesses interested in collaborating with our academics. If your company is keen on exploring opportunities, get in touch to organise a scoping session.