Claire Edwards

Job: Knowledge Exchange and Innovation Officer

School/department: Department of Research, Business and Innovation

Address: De Montfort University, The Innovation Centre, 49 Oxford Street, Leicester, LE1 5XY

T: +44 (0)116 207 8012




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Claire is a Knowledge Exchange and Innovation Officer based in De Montfort University’s central Research, Business and Innovation Directorate. Her role is focused on developing new collaborations between DMU and business and in supporting companies to access funding for innovation and knowledge transfer activities, particularly through InnovateUK’s Knowledge Transfer Partnership scheme.  

Claire has extensive experience in the higher education sector, particularly in the field of knowledge exchange and business engagement. Prior to joining De Montfort University in January 2015 she worked at the University of Nottingham and at Coventry University. She holds a degree in history from Durham University. 


BA (Hons) History – University of Durham 

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