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Professor David Park

Beng (Hons) (University of Nottingham), MSc (University of Nottingham), PhD (University of Nottingham)
Professor of Practice – Entrepreneurship and Innovation (Witty Scholarship support)

Division: Haydn Green Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Centre/Institute: The Haydn Green Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Tel: +44 (0) 115 8466658
Location: B41 (South Building, Jubilee Campus)

David is currently a part-time Professor in Entrepreneurship & Innovation within the University of Nottingham's Business School where he lectures and mentors in entrepreneurship, IP commercialisation and innovation. Building on his appointment as an Entrepreneur in Residence through the University of Nottingham in 2017, David is already working with undergraduates (all year groups; most faculties), Masters and PhD students, as well as the Business School\'s MBA and Executive MBA programs.

He actively mentors a variety of student, staff and alumni start-up businesses through the University's Ingenuity Lab and runs regular training and evening classes about starting a business. He has also helped lead / support a variety of the University's pitching and student start-up activities including: mentoring and judging on the Ingenuity and Young Entrepreneur (Bioscience YES) competitions; acting as an "Elevator" (mentor) for the Duke of Yorks Pitch@Palace (7.0 - 9.0), and mentoring the University's entries for the 2017 & 2018 Universitas21 international Global Ingenuity Challenge.

As well as his expertise in academia and professional training, David also has a wealth of practical entrepreneurial experience gained in the UK and New Zealand from starting and running his own innovative businesses. He has first-hand experience raising start-up funds ($multiM), growing effective, multi-disciplinary teams, and completing $multiM licensing deals with a FTSE100 plc.

He is also an Entrepreneur in Residence (under the UK's Small Business Charter) actively supporting a number of early-stage companies across the UK at both strategic and operational levels. Although his degrees are in engineering and artificial intelligence, he has set-up / run start-ups in a variety of sectors ranging from satellite navigation and geospatial engineering to professional CPD (enhancing employability skills for UK civil servants) and commercialising new food ingredients. David has recently co-founded New Sparks Community Interest Company. This Nottingham-based social enterprise focuses on providing training and mentoring to individuals, community groups, trade unions and businesses who either wish to start or develop a business, or seek employment, career growth or development / promotion opportunities. In particular, New Sparks CIC focuses on nurturing diversity and promoting social inclusion, aspiration and enhanced opportunity for all. David completed 3 degrees at the University of Nottingham in the 90\'s (BEng, MSc, PhD) and lives in Nottingham.

Administrative Roles
Associate Dean for Business and Community Engagement
Director of Executive Education
I am module convenor of the following modules:


Technology Entrepreneurship in Practice (N13330)

Details of all modules can be found on MyNottingham



Nottingham University Business School

Jubilee Campus

telephone: +44 (0) 115 846 6602
fax: +44 (0) 115 846 6667