Jeff Skinner

Member, UCL Advances Associate Staff Programme Executive Director of the Foundation for Entrepreneurial Management, LBS


Jeff Skinner is the Executive Director of the Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at London Business School. He also directs a variety of MBA entrepreneurship electives and co-curricula student activities at the School. He is visiting lecturer at University College London and at the Graduate School of Economics in Barcelona.

Prior to this, he was Commercial Director at University College London, where he conceived, built and ran UCL's Technology Transfer division - including the creation of two early-stage seed funds and separate units managing consultancy, collaborative research and new ventures.  Working alongside senior academics, he has co-founded over thirty technology-based spin-outs that have in aggregate, raised over £30 million first round finance. 

He is past President of and remains closely involved with both UNICO and ASTP (the leading UK and European Tech Transfer Associations). He was a founding Board Member of PRAXIS (the leading Technology Transfer professional training organisation) and talk, trains and consults widely throughout Europe in the field. He has written numerous teaching case studies. 

Before joining UCL he was Technical Marketing Manager at Hoechst Celanese Corporation in New Jersey and prior to that, Photonics Research Manager at General Electric Company.  He holds a BSc (1st) in Physics, a PhD in thin-film photonics (UCL) and an MBA (distinction) from LBS.