About us

Nottingham Technology Ventures Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of the University of Nottingham. Its role is to advise the University of Nottingham on the formation of spin-out companies and the management of its spin-out company portfolio. It also advises on the management of investments from the Pathfinder Fund and the Nottingham Invention Fund.

Nottingham Technology Ventures is based in the Ingenuity Centre within the University of Nottingham Innovation Park (UNIP). The Nottingham Invention Fund is a £5m fund dedicated to investing in University spin-out companies to accelerate their development and growth. 

The University of Nottingham currently has 30 spin-outs in the portfolio and has achieved significant exits from its previous portfolio, demonstrating significant success in the past three years.  

Our people

Dr Susan Huxtable

Director of NTV and Director of IP Commercialisation, University of Nottingham

Pip Peakman

Director of NTV and Director of Research and Innovation, University of Nottingham

Dr James Duncan

Life Sciences Executive, NTV

Dr Alice MacGowan

Life Sciences Executive, NTV

Margaret Monckton

Member of Spin-out Investment Committee and Chief Financial Officer, University of Nottingham

Prof Sam Kingman

Member of Spin-out Investment Committee and Interim PVC Research and Knowledge Exchange, UoN

Prof Jonathan Van Tam

Member of Spin-out Investment Committee and Senior Strategy Adviser in Medicine, UoN

Spin-out company formation and development is the remit of the University’s Intellectual Property (IP) and business formation advisors based in our IP Commercialisation Office.

While the specifics of any company development may be unique, there are a number of common elements and the IP office has developed standard mechanisms and support structures to help with this process.

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