Jeff Skinner is the Executive Director of the Deloitte Institute of innovation and Entrepreneurship at London Business School. He is also co-Director of the Entrepreneurship Summer School and teaches on a variety of MBA and Executive Education programmes at the School. He is Faculty lead on all student entrepreneurship activities including numerous competitions (including the VCIC, GSVC, Clean Tech Challenge), speaker series (www.tellseries.com), the School’s incubator and the Entrepreneurship Club.
Prior to joining London Business School he was Commercial Director of University College London for 18 years where he was responsible for the creation of over 30 technology-based new ventures that together raised over £30m in first round seed and ‘Series A’ finance. He also conceived and built the university’s licensing, corporate alliance, consulting, business development and seed fund operations.
Before joining UCL he led photonic research teams at Hoechst Celanese (in new Jersey) and General Electric (in the UK).
Jeff’s main area of expertise is in the creation of entrepreneurial businesses with a particular emphasis on technology-based ventures. He has written numerous teaching cases on the topic and consults widely for public bodies across Europe. He has recently published the definitive guide to technology commercialisation that is now used by all UK universities, “Commercial Skills for Academics and Researchers” (Leadership Foundation, 2012).
He is founder and past President of the leading UK and European Technology Transfer Associations (PraxisUnico and ASTP respectively). He is also co-Founder of the Professional Body for the technology transfer profession (ATTP) and Chairs their global accreditation group.
He holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering, an MBA from London Business School and is a Certified Accountant