Dr Callum Benson - Commercialisation Associate
Callum works with academics and industry across the physical sciences and software to help generate impact from University research.
Callum’s broad scientific interest is reflected in the variety of cases he works on at Cambridge Enterprise ranging from mathematics to software to chemistry and manufacturing. He is involved in all stages of commercialisation from assessing new inventions through to advising the formation of spin-outs and licensing of technologies to established industrial outfits.
Prior to Cambridge Enterprise, Callum was a commercial associate in a Cambridge deep tech software start-up and also has industrial experience working for a leading chemical company.
Callum has a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Cambridge and a Masters from the University of St Andrews both focussing on inorganic synthesis. He has also authored and co-authored 7 academic papers.
His experiences in industry and academia have given him insight into the potential of research in the commercial world, and he is passionate about helping solve the complex problems facing early stage technologies.
Callum joined Cambridge Enterprise in August 2018.