Our People

Something that truly sets QTEC apart is our focus on ensuring our Fellows get exposure to the people who have prior experience in setting up and running their own tech companies. 

For this reason, our training is practitioner led and we only work with mentors who have the entrepreneurial experience necessary to support our budding businesses.

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Mentors

Our Team

Our team is made up of experts in business and entrepreneurship in quantum and deep technologies. They work together to provide each Fellow with a unique experience, tailored to their individual needs. 

David May FRS FREng

Professor of Computer Science, and Founder and CTO of XMOS Semiconductor, has >40 years experience in computer architecture research and in microprocessor design in industry and is the inventor on over 45 granted patents.

Director

David May FRS FREng
Director
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Jane Garrett

With 25 years experience in developing, directing and supporting early stage technology-based businesses, Jane utilises her experience as a CEO where she bootstrapped, raised equity funding and floated her software business on London’s AIM through a reverse take-over.  

Deputy Director (Enterprise)

Jane Garrett
Deputy Director
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Kimberley Brook

With a background in commercial law, Kimberley joined QTEC to lead on the operational management and structure of the QTEC training programme. She has over 5 years of experience in supporting  Quantum Technologies and in her spare time is undertaking her MBA part time with the Open University.

Centre Manager

Kimberley Brook
Programme Manager
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Andy Collins

Andy helps to support the education and development of scientifically leaning entrepreneurs seeking in how to establish their own deep tech companies. He is also the founder of SurfaceRF, a company specialising in tamper-proof enclosures.

Enterprise Developer

Andy Collins
Enterprise Developer
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Alex Greenwood

After completing his PhD in optics, Alex was driven to take his technology out of the lab and joined QTEC’s fellowship program. During his fellowship he completed technical and market analysis for several different technologies and now support our other Fellows in developing their businesses.

Project Coordinator

Alex Greenwood
Project Coordinator
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Our Entrepreneurs in Residence (EiRs)

Our EiRs offer an external voice, providing monthly touchpoints to help steer the Fellows on their entrepreneurial journey.

Yuri Andersson
Enterpreneur in Residence
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With nearly 20 years experience as a scientist, manager, director and investor, Yuri has co-founded a number of start-ups, worked at world-leading research institutes and held senior technology positions at multi-nationals. 

Yuri Andersson
Enterpreneur in Residence
Claudio Marinelli
Enterpreneur in Residence
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Claudio has hands-on experience in: business development, technology transfer and investment, entrepreneurship, sales, start-up, management. His technical expertise covers semiconductors, advanced materials, photonics, telecommunication, consumer electronics and medical imaging.

Claudio Marinelli
Enterpreneur in Residence

Our Current Fellows

Our Fellows are from a range of different backgrounds and each bring their knowledge and experience to support each other throught the QTEC programme.

George Dunlop

George is a co-founder of Quantum Dice, commercialising a quantum random number generator to enhance cyber-security. As a QTEC fellow he is using cutting edge deep-tech to innovate at scale and acquire the knowledge and connections to achieve the vision of a secure world.

George Dunlop
Enterprise Fellow
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Nicholas Furtak-Wells

Nick completed his PhD in Optics at University of Leeds and move to QTEC to develop and commercialise an optical sensing technology capable of monitoring biomarkers, such as blood glucose and blood alcohol, in a convenient and non-invasive manner.

NIQS

Nicholas Furtak-Wells
Enterprise Fellow
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Ben Hunt

Ben originally trained in Psychology, specialising in the technique of Magnetoencephalography (MEG) during his masters. He moved to QTEC to learn about commercialisation and is part of Siloton, developing an optical coherence tomography.

Siloton

Ben Hunt
Enterprise Fellow
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Wenmaio Yu

Wenmiao is a co-founder of Quantum Dice, an exciting new quantum technology spin-out from the University of Oxford which won pre-seed funding from Oxford Science Innovation within a month of formation. 

Wenmiao Yu
Enterprise Fellow
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