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Jonny Crawley

Jonny Crawley

Strategic Partnership Manager

Research Development and Knowledge Exchange

Staff Group(s)
Professional Services


Develop new external business partnerships with large employers that produces mutually beneficial outcomes for both the employer and University.

Utilise the University’s talent, facilities, skills, expertise and research assets to address industry challenges.

Support local economic engagement and partnership with key stakeholders in Nottingham, D2N2 and the wider Midlands region.

Inform strategic planning and development of new academic provisions, research foci and infrastructure investment.

Develop a Strategic Plan that drives Engineering and Digitalisation activity, setting out the strategic approach towards a focused agenda that is specific to sectoral demands.

Acquire internal/external funding that allows the University to deliver its strategic objectives.

Career overview

Prior to joining PLECS, Jonny held a number of roles that involved generating new financial income streams, developing external business partnerships and establishing the commercial services offer for the College of Science and Technology here at NTU.

Prior to life at NTU, Jonny worked in a variety of business development and account management roles within the private sector, managing sales and marketing teams to drive commercial income within the publications industry.

External activity

Support local and regional communities that inform business thinking and planning through employer groups, including Make UK.