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Professor Toby King MA, PhD, CEng, FIMechE

Director of Enterprise, Professorial Fellow

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Professor Toby King is the Director of Enterprise and Professorial Fellow in Entrepreneurship and Business Practice within the Business School at the University of Southampton.

Toby has a BA, MA and PhD in Engineering, all from the University of Cambridge.

He has a background in engineering and entrepreneurship, having spent most of his career at technology start-ups in the UK and in Silicon Valley. He has experience across most functional areas, having started in R&D roles and moved up to CTO, COO and CEO in more recent positions.

He has chaired the Board of several cutting-edge technology businesses, mostly in medtech and renewable energy, and also invests in a number of them. He currently chairs the boards of Radii Devices Ltd, a UoS medical devices spinout, and MicrofluidX Ltd, which manufactures a technology that will bring cell and gene therapies into the reach of more patients by slashing their cost of manufacture.

He has also been a trustee of charitable organisations aiming to increase the profile of STEM among young people and to encourage more of them to take up careers in STEM, especially engineering. He is currently Chair of Trustees of Winchester Science Centre and Deputy Chair of Engineering UK.

I am responsible for formulating and delivering the Enterprise Strategy across Southampton Business School.

This includes Executive Education, Collaborative Research, Consultancy, Lectures/Seminars for industry, IP Licensing, Spinouts etc.

I also contribute to the leadership and strategy of the Business School as a whole, and to the University’s Enterprise Strategy.

I also help mentor entrepreneurs from across the University who are looking to form a spinout company or have recently done so.

Finally, I try to bring an entrepreneurial culture into the Business School and the University as a whole.

Module Leader:
MANG6351 – MBA Business Planning

ENTR2004 – Green Entrepreneurship
MANG6278 – International Entrepreneurship
ENTR6037 – Technology Entrepreneurship

Professor Toby King
Southampton Business School, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton SO17 1BJ, UK

Room Number: 2/4023

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