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Clive Rowland appointed as Associate Vice-President for Intellectual Property

21 Aug 2018

CEO of UMI3 Ltd assumes Associate Vice-President role

Clive Rowland

Clive Rowland has been appointed as the University’s Associate Vice-President for Intellectual Property (IP) Matters. The new role will take effect in January 2019.

Clive will step down as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of UMI3 Ltd (The University of Manchester Inspire, Invent, Innovate Ltd) following the appointment of a new CEO, the search for which has already begun.    

This new post recognises the importance of IP to the University.

The Associate Vice-President role will be part-time and Clive will work closely with Professor Luke Georghiou, Deputy President and Deputy Vice-Chancellor, and other senior colleagues, to inform and advise on IP policy, IP good practice and benchmarking; IP aspects of strategic alliances and contracts; and Clive will also act as an IP ambassador for the University.

Clive co-founded, and was at the helm of, one of the UK’s earliest formed university commercialisation companies (UMIST Ventures Limited) which was established in 1988. Clive has led and evolved UMI3 since its formation in 2004 to become one of Europe’s leading university technology transfer organisations.

Over the years Clive has been active in numerous successful commercial transactions; presented at key international spin-out and licensing conferences; acted as an expert contributor on university IP to national committees and inquiries; and been a board and committee member of relevant professional networks and associations such as the British Venture Capital Association.

A Fellow of the Institute of Directors and of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, he received the Italian Order of Merit for services in promoting Manchester’s business relations with Italy.

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