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A Supportive Network of Like-Minded
Experts and
Entrepreneurs

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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53
Contributors

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>460
Training
Hours

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23

Mentors

Our Team

Our team have a wealth of experience in business and entrepreneurship training for quantum and deep technologies. They work together to provide each Fellow with a unique experience, tailored to their individual needs. 

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Noah Linden

Noah has made major contributions to quantum information theory over the years, leading to a management position on the Quantum Computing and Simulation Hub. Noah is also the Director of the Bristol Quantum Information Institute, providing strategic vision for present and future developments with Quantum Technology.

Director

Noah Linden
Director
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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 Emeritus

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David May FRS FREng
Director Emeritus
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Kimberley Burton-Brook

Kimberley joined QTEC in 2018 to lead on the operational management and structure of the QTEC training programme. She has 8 years of experience in supporting Quantum Technologies, is undertaking her MBA part time with the Open University and is also Programme Manager for SETSquared Bristol.

Programme Manager

Kimberley Burton-Brook
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Lauren Ellse

Business Pre-Incubation Manager

Lauren Ellse
Business Pre-Incubation Manager
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Lauren has worked in pre-incubation entrepreneurship support at the University of Bristol since 2017 and is a director of Enterprise Educators UK. Previously, she co-founded and ran a business, based on her PhD and post-doctoral research.

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Ben Hunt

Business Pre-Incubation Manager

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Ben completed the final cohort of the QTEC Enterprise program and still uses this experience to help build two start-ups in med-tech/deep-tech space. His academic background mixes Psychology (BSc) with medical physics (PhD). He now uses these commercial and academic foundations to help new fellows build game-changing businesses.

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Emilie Harryman

Project Coordinator

Emilie Harryman
Project Coordinator 
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Emilie has a background in project management and event delivery across a range of sectors including the media & creative industries and software, digital & technology. She joins the team as project coordinator supporting the delivery and activities of the QTEC pipeline and incubator programmes.

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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

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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
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Jane Blennerhassett

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.  

Entrepreneur 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

The Next Cohort

Our attendees come to us from scientific or engineering background and often they are looking for practical guidance, training and support to create their technology businesses.

We are currently seeking passionate researchers to join our next cohort and make the leap from academia to start-up.

 

We can help you to create the technology companies of tomorrow. 

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The Quantum Technology Enterprise Centre is an EPSRC funded Skills and Training Hub based out of the University of Bristol which is part of the UK's National Quantum Technology Programme and based out of:

QTIC, 1 Cathedral Square, Trinity Street, College Green, Bristol BS1 5DD

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