David May FRS FREng - Director
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.
Chris Erven - (Quantum)
Chris has been involved with the development of Quantum Technologies (specifically quantum encryption) since 2005 and interested in its commercialisation for almost as long. He co-directed a quantum consultancy start-up, QuSpin Inc, in Canada from 2009-2011 and in the UK has participated in various SETSquared programmes since 2013. Chris' experience with SETSquared influenced him to help establish QTEC to provide a key missing link in the new quantum technology industry: innovative quantum start-ups.He is also involved as a co-founder with one of QTEC’s inaugural quantum start-ups, KETS Quantum Security Ltd. On the research side, he has built a free-space quantum key distribution system, implemented other quantum cryptographic primitives (such as, oblivious transfer), distributed multi-party photonic entanglement, and helped to merge QKD with Bristol’s unique integrated quantum photonics approach.
Jane Garrett - Deputy Director (Enterprise)
Jane Garrett has over 25 years experience in developing, directing and supporting early stage technology-based businesses, through mentoring, coaching and creating entrepreneurial teaching programmes. She has a degree in Physics and spent many years employed at technology businesses before embarking on developing her own software business, which as CEO she bootstrapped, raised equity funding and eventually floated the business on London’s AIM through a reverse take-over. Jane is a mentor for the University of Cambridge, Judge Business School and took their Ignite programme into Australia in 2011 where it runs at Curtin University as Ignition. Most recently Jane has taken the role of Enterprise Director at Bristol University Quantum Technology Enterprise Centre (QTEC) where she is responsible for developing and directing the year long entrepreneurial teaching programme and driving the development of QTEC.
Andy Collins - Enterprise Developer
Andy Collins is gained his PhD in bio-inorganic nanomaterials chemistry at the University of Bristol. Andy has previously the Industrial Research Fellow for the Bristol Centre for Functional Nanomaterials where he acted as an interface between the BCFN and their industrial partners. Andy is also the founder of SurfaceRF, a company specialising in tamper-proof enclosures.
He is currently in post at the Quantum Technology Enterprise Centre and is involved in the education and development of scientifically leaning entrepreneurs seeking to establish their own deep tech companies.
Kimberley Brook - Centre Manager
Kimberley joined the Quantum Technology Enterprise Centre from the University’s Department for Research and Enterprise Development (RED) where she worked within the Research Contracts team on a number of commercial and contractual negotiations. She has a degree and postgraduate diploma in the areas of company law, contracts law, intellectual property law and legal research and is in process of obtaining an MSc in Technology Management. Before working in RED, Kimberley was administration manager for the Centre for Quantum Photonics within QETLabs and has a keen interest in supporting the development of quantum technologies.
Flora Macdonald - Project Officer
Flora has been part of the Bristol innovation ecosystem since shortly after the opening of central Bristol’s first science incubator Unit DX, where she worked alongside Dr. Ben Miles to build Spin Up Science and deliver their flagship programme the Science Entrepreneur Experience.
Passionate about tech-transfer and the communication of impactful ideas, she has recently joined the QTEC team to increase awareness of the role QTEC plays in building the companies set to underpin the future quantum industry.
She became interested in the fate of technologies beyond the lab while stuyding for her MSci in Medicinal Chemistry at UCL.
Claudio Marinelli - Entrepreneur in Residence
Claudio is an experienced business and technology professional. He is passionate about innovation, new technologies and their commercialisation, and energised by the dynamics of team work.Claudio has deep, 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.
Yuri Andersson - Entrepreneur in Residence
Yuri has nearly 20 years experience as a scientist, manager, director and investor. He has co-founded a number of start-ups, worked at world-leading research institutes and held senior technology positions at multi-nationals. He is the founder and CEO of Nabla Ventures, a deep technology venture advisory firm, where he has worked with start-ups in a variety of fields including Quantum Technology, AI & IoT and sits on several boards. Yuri studied Applied Physics and Engineering to a PhD level at Linköping, Stanford and Cape Town universities and also holds an Executive MBA from London Business School.