New NQIT Co-Director for User Engagement

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We are very pleased to welcome Evert Geurtsen as our new Co-Director for User Engagement, following the retirement of Tim Cook earlier this year.

Evert Geurtsen joins NQIT from his role as Head of Licensing and Ventures for the Physical Sciences at Oxford University Innovation (OUI). At OUI, where Evert worked since 2009, he and his team helped founders to start more than 50 new ventures, created the Oxford Startup Incubator and secured licence agreements for many Oxford inventions, software and other research outcomes, latterly also from the Humanities and Social Sciences Divisions.

Prior to Oxford, Evert’s career has included new product development roles and directorships at large and medium sized companies in the automotive industry including General Motors and Lotus Engineering. Evert has founded his own ventures and raised investment pioneering the introduction of affordable electric cars. Evert studied Automotive Engineering in the Netherlands and holds a MBA from Warwick University.

Evert Geurtsen now takes over our User Engagement programme, working along with NQIT’s Technology Associates Dr Iris Choi and Dr Rupesh Srivastava, to build links with industry, to ensure uptake of early spin-out technologies from NQIT work and to identify new opportunities for user-driven applications.

If you would like to speak with Evert Geurtson about developing a partnership with NQIT, please contact the User Engagement Team.

Evert Geurtsen, NQIT Co-Director for User Engagement