Sean Fielding is Director, innovation Impact and Business at the University of Exeter. Sean’s team handles the University of Exeter’s support for collaboration with external partners whether for research, education or commercial business such as spin-outs and licensing. He is also responsible for strategic alliances, regional economic development and the generation oi worldwide impact from the University’s research. Each year his team works on c1000 projects worth around £40-5O million.
He is also responsible for strategic knowledge transfer projects such as the University’s Innovation Centre and the Exeter Science Park.
Sean is chair oi the SETsquared Management Board and a board member of Praxis Unico, the UK’s national association for knowledge transfer professionals. He is a former member of the Board of the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership and of the board oi ASTP-Proton. He is a Director for Exeter Science Park.
Sean previously worked for national university bodies where he setup and led joint-ventures for commercialising and marketing national and international HE services. He has been Managing Director and Director of several companies.
Sean studied languages at University College London.