Meet the Royal Society Entrepreneurs in Residence

These Entrepreneurs in Residence (EiRs) have all the same skills as the Entrepreneurs in Residence available at other stages of your business journey, the key difference is these are funded by the Royal Society and work in specialist areas.

We currently have three Royal Society EiRs specialising in Living Systems, Biosciences and Engineering. They can work with you to help you avoid some of the common pitfalls of starting a business and can provide strategic advice and direction tailored to your business needs.

Meet the Royal Society Entrepreneurs in Residence

Nick Russill

Nick Russill, a qualified Exploration Geologist, established TerraDat Geophysics in 1992, now one of Europe’s leading subsurface mapping companies. TerraDat Geophysics provides 3D information about the subsurface and above-ground built and natural environments.

Having previously been awarded ‘Young Welsh Entrepreneur of the Year’ Nick has also won several business awards for the export of expertise from Wales. He has a passion for entrepreneurialism and innovation.

Meet the Royal Society Entrepreneurs in Residence

Roger Killen

Healthcare industry expert Roger Killen, has founded companies including Dr Foster and The Learning Clinic. Roger is Entrepreneur in Residence at the Living Systems Institute and works to boost the impact of Exeter’s research.

Meet the Royal Society Entrepreneurs in Residence

Professor Rob Lee

Rob is a former Senior Principal Scientist at Shell. He is now Entrepreneur in Residence at the BioEconomy Centre and aims to bridge the gap between academia and industry.