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Dr Geoff Archer

Head of Knowledge Exchange, Teesside University

Dr Geoff Archer has over 20 years’ experience of undertaking, managing and developing applied research partnerships between Universities and Businesses.

A BSc and PhD Chemistry graduate of University of Leicester, Geoff has worked at Bangor, York, Leeds and Manchester Metropolitan Universities before joining Teesside University where he is Head of Knowledge Exchange, developing partnerships with industry and establishing spin-out companies from academic research.

Geoff was elected to serve on AURIL Council 2013-2017 representing AURIL on the Lambert Working Group, developing the recently launched Lambert Toolkit which provides guidance and templates for collaboration agreements between business and universities. He also has been seconded part time into Tees Valley Unlimited to support the development of the Innovation Strategy for the Tees Valley.