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Michael Carr

Michael Carr

Interim Pro Vice-Chancellor - Enterprise and Knowledge Exchange



The Interim Pro Vice-Chancellor for Enterprise and Knowledge Exchange has responsibility for:

  • Civic Engagement
  • Enterprise
  • Knowledge Exchange
  • Medical Technologies Innovation Facility (MTIF); and
  • Smart Wireless Innovation Facility (SWIFt)

Career overview

Michael graduated from Brunel University with a first-class degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Masters in Engineering. During his early career, he held a variety of commercial roles including Managing Director of Parema and Chief Executive of Medilink East Midlands. He was subsequently appointed Executive Director for Business Services at the East Midlands Development Agency (EMDA).

Prior to joining NTU, Michael was Director of the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP), where he oversaw the delivery of their strategic economic plan for the city region. Before that Michael was Director of Business Engagement and Innovation Services at the University of Nottingham, with responsibility for developing partnerships with business, delivering their knowledge exchange strategy and leading their research commercialisation activities.

Michael joined NTU in 2016 as Pro Vice-Chancellor for Employer and Economic Engagement with responsibility for the Teaching and Practice academic body and developing external partnerships with businesses. Michael was supported by three professional service teams: Development and Alumni Relations, Employability and Enterprise, and Partnerships, Local Engagement and Commercial Services. In 2018, Michael took up the role of Executive Dean for Enterprise with responsibility for the University’s Enterprise agenda, supported by NTU Enterprise. As Executive Dean for Enterprise, Michael also oversaw the development of the Dryden Enterprise Centre which opened in April 2021.