As Deputy Director of Research Development and Knowledge Exchange, Dr Jeremy Hague is responsible for economic development and growing and managing the University’s support for SMEs. This work links businesses to the resources of the University including our development of high level skills, our expertise and resources to support research and innovation, and our talented graduates. Staff within his team work closely with local authorities to understand their challenges and to link academic expertise to collaborate across a range of social issues.
Jeremy’s role also includes growing the University’s commercial services for business and the professions, and the management, protection and exploitation of the University’s Intellectual Property through licensing and spin out company creation.
Following a degree in clothing and textile management Jeremy undertook PhD research into new management practices in SMEs. Having worked as an academic researcher and business consultant at the start of his university career, Jeremy has been a senior knowledge exchange practitioner for seventeen years. Previously an elected member of AURIL’s national council, Jeremy founded and co-ordinates the East Midlands Praxis Auril Network, which shares good practice on effective knowledge exchange between universities, businesses and community partners.