James is a technology transfer specialist with an impressive track record of commercialising research via licensing and spin-out company formation.
James joined Oxentia in 2014 and has delivered over 50 consulting assignments for Oxentia’s clients, he has been involved in the majority of its technology transfer partnerships with UK universities – a number of which have become extended over many years. He is most proud of closing Oxentia’s first exclusive patent license deal and launching the Lambert Tool Kit, in partnership with the UK Patent Office, in Brazil.
James is passionate about innovation and the excitement of bringing new ideas to life through building partnerships between researchers and businesses. A particular focus of his work has been on technologies that provide sustainable use of resources & food security, waste management, healthcare and others that address the pressing issues confronting society.
James originally chose a career in technology transfer after becoming interested in the public understanding of science as a volunteer at the Science Museum in London. Outside of work, James is a keen amateur sailor and has recently acquired an ex Forestry Commission plantation that he is restoring to native woodland in Wales.
- Business planning and spin-out company formation
- Intellectual property licensing
- Patent strategy and management
- Technology due diligence
- Training and mentoring
- Market research
- The registration and management of plant varieties
- Ph.D. Mode of action biosensors for waste water industry, Imperial College, London, 1998-2001
- BSc Chemistry with Environmental Studies, Sheffield Hallam University, 1994-1998.