As Director of Knowledge Exchange, Dr Jeremy Hague is responsible for connecting businesses and communities to the expertise, research and facilities of the University to grow the economy and enrich society.
His team develops and delivers the University’s “Start Up .. to Scale Up” SME business support programmes that provide expert advice to businesses seeking to innovate and grow. This work includes both commercial and publicly funded short courses and CPD that supports individuals and companies access high level skills.
The Knowledge Exchange team works closely with local authorities to understand their challenges and opportunities 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 17 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.