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Laura Woods

Director of Academic Enterprise - Teesside University

Laura is Director of Academic Enterprise at Teesside University, in North East England.  The department integrates support for all the University’s business services, working across academic Schools and externally with private, public and third sector organisations.  It acts as the front door for business to academic expertise and support.

She is responsible for knowledge transfer, consultancy and commercialisation, careers and employability, entrepreneurship and business start-up, degree apprenticeships, business liaison and marketing, external funding and major project development and management, and the provision of a central infrastructure to support delivery of professional services.

The University’s business services have held Putting the Customer First accreditation for 10 years.

Working with local partners, the University is delivering a number of major initiatives in support of skills and economic growth in the region.