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  1. James G Doherty ETF Study Visit to QUB 24 - 26 May 2010

  2. Academic • Student, postgraduate research, senior lecturer in microelectronics • Enterprise activities • QUBIS Ltd • Northern Ireland Technology Centre • QUEST ITeC Ltd • European Technology Entrepreneurs Programme • Northern Ireland Innovation Programme • Innovation Equity Ltd

  3. Businessman • Founded Amphion Semiconductor Ltd in 1994 • Silicon microchip design • IP licensing model • 60 staff • Co-headquartered Belfast and San Jose, California • Offices in Boston, Milton Keynes, Tokyo • IP licensed by major corporations in US, Europe and Japan • Sold to Conexant Systems, California in 2004 • Involved in other start-up projects

  4. QUB Entrepreneurs Role Model Panel • Panel of 15 - 20 entrepreneurs • Across a wide range of disciplines and businesses • Interact with students, postgraduates and staff members • Annual reviews • Activities driven by University requirements

  5. Intellectual Property Advisory Group • University Knowledge Exploitation Centre • Formal processes for identifying, examining, patenting and exploiting IP • IPAG • 5 external advisors plus KE staff • 4 senior businessmen • 1 senior marketeer • Advise on continued patenting, and pathways to exploitation

  6. QUBIS Ltd • University business spin-off vehicle • Start-up support • Seedcorn and venture capital • Board director for 19 years, and director of several QUBIS companies • Continued close contact • Understand challenges of university/enterprise relationship • Challenges of metamorphosis from academic to businessman