7 December 2020

Another experienced business mind is helping boost the enterprising spirit at the University of Edinburgh Business School.
Tech Entrepreneur to Share Scale Up Insights with Students and Staff
Ian Stevens

Ian Stevens, who has over 20 years of experience running life sciences firms is the School's newest Entrepreneur in Residence.

Entrepreneurship is a key focus of the Business School, with Edinburgh academics currently leading a number of projects to understand the impact of the Covid-19 crisis on entrepreneurial businesses to help support the sector in the long run.

Ian Stevens is currently CEO of a Glasgow-based oral health products manufacturing and development business, and Chairman of three other Scottish technology and life science businesses.

Professor Francis Greene, head of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group at the Business School, said:

"Having Ian join the School's team of Entrepreneurs in Residence is a major coup. He comes with many years of practical experience of scaling technology businesses. I am sure that he will make a real difference to our students, staff, and to the wider business community in the Edinburgh region and beyond.

Being an Entrepreneur in Residence is a voluntary role, so it's fantastic to have high-calibre people like Ian giving their time and expertise to help drive forward the Business School vision, and to develop ideas that matter to the world."

Ian said:

"I am delighted to join the team of Entrepreneurs in Residence at the Business School, and hope that my commercial background will enable me to make a useful contribution to the progress of students and staff alike."

Earlier this year, the Business School announed the appointments of John Beattie as the School's first Innovator in Residence, and Louisa Macdonell as a new Entrepreneur in Residence.