Company Creation

Dr Giles Dudley
Head of Company Creation - Edinburgh

Giles joined BioQuarter formally in 2011 although he had been previously working with the BioQuarter team in his role as Edinburgh Research and Innovation’s Business Development Manager for the University of Edinburgh’s College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine. Giles has nearly a decade’s worth of experience in commercial roles in the healthcare sector, including business development, licensing, new venture formation, product development and general management. Before coming to Edinburgh, he worked at Invitrogen and was a Business Enterprise Fellow at Oxford University & Isis Innovation (one of the UK’s leading technology transfer organisation).  Giles has a PhD in Virology from the University of Glasgow.

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Dr Gareth Blades
Company Creation Executive

Gareth joined Sunergos Innovations in July 2016. Gareth comes from a broad academic background; he attained a first in Neuroscience, completed an MPhil in Nanotechnology and Enterprise at Cambridge and a DPhil in Systems Biology at Oxford.

After completing his DPhil, he stayed in Oxford working for a boutique strategy consultancy helping clients gain a greater understanding of industries such as manufacturing, facilities management and telecoms.

In 2015, Gareth joined a healthcare corporate advisory firm, PharmaVentures. During his time there he worked on a broad array of projects including business development and licensing mandates, M&A deals, as well as technology evaluations and valuations.


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