We are pleased to announce that Dr Miles Davis has been appointed as the new Head of Enterprise & Knowledge Exploitation within the Research & Development Support Office (RDSO).
Miles will be responsible for leading the newly created Enterprise & Knowledge Exploitation team (EKE) formed as a consequence of merging Bath Ventures into RDSO; EKE brings together the University’s KTP activities, the Bath Ventures Technology Transfer team, and the Carpenter House Innovation Centre.
As Head of EKE, Miles will develop the new team which will be responsible for working with academic staff to stimulate and develop the use of our research with external partners and to generate new research income. The team also has responsibility for activities relating to entrepreneurship and effective interaction with business.
Miles will already be known to many colleagues, as he has previously held roles as both a KTP Programme Manager and Research Portfolio Manager for Energy & the Environment where he has developed and obtained significant funding across a range of University disciplines and departments.
Speaking of his appointment, Miles said: “I am very much looking forward to taking on this challenging role. In conjunction with the Enterprise & Knowledge Exploitation team I will work with our academic staff to build on Bath’s reputation for delivering impact from its research base through entrepreneurship and partnerships with key stakeholders.”
Professor Jane Millar, PVC (Research) said: “This is an important role, bringing together existing enterprise and exploitation activities into one place, and integrating this into RDSO to provide a professional support service across the whole research lifecyle, from idea to impact.”
Miles is a graduate of the University of York, holds an MSc from the University of Surrey and a PhD from Imperial College London. Prior to working at the University of Bath, Miles was a consultant with WRc plc in Swindon.