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Dr Alun Hughes

Director
20 Degrees Consulting Ltd

An experienced knowledge transfer practitioner with significant experience of commercializing intellectual property. He was the Head of the Commercial Services Office at the University of Glamorgan/University of South Wales for 13 years (and a manager there for 5 years prior to this) before leaving to found 20 Degrees Consulting Ltd with another director. The university role saw Alun overseeing and growing a significant training and consultancy business while also expanding the range of innovation and commercialisation activities of the university. He set up and led a number of multi-university, multi-stakeholder projects such as, but not restricted to, HELP Wales (Europen Regional Development Fund supported with 13 universities), the Strategic Insight Programme (10 university partners) and the China-Wales Higher Education Training Consortium (multiple stakeholders including 10 universities, Welsh Government and various Chinese entities). During his career, Alun has undertaken a wide variety of relevant training, from ‘Managing Intellectual Property’ and ‘How to License your Technology’ to the ILM level 7 Certificate in Management. He attended regular practitioner events of relevance from UNICO (University Companies association) to British Council’s Going Global. Alun has been a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management, a member of the Institute of Directors and remains a Member of the Association of Project Management, the Social Research Association and the Social Value UK. Since establishing 20 Degrees Consulting in 2013, Alun has undertaken a wide range of assignments. Examples of relevance to this framework proposal include: • Delivery of a training workshop to delegates from North China Institute of Science & Technology ‘Knowledge transfer between universities, government bodies, organisations and companies’ • Development of models to value three new technology service offerings developed by Jisc, the IT solutions organisation of UK universities and further education colleges • Strategic partnership development for Cardiff Metropolitan University • Development of a value proposition and route to market strategies for a department of the University of Wales Trinity Saint David • Study of international activity within Further Education Colleges in Wales on behalf of the British Council and Colegau Cymru • Evaluation of the ERDF supported Anaerobic Digestion Centre of Excellence at the University of South Wales • Development of a strategic partnership between Swindon and Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership and eight universities drawn from across the UK for their expertise in advanced manufacturing, creative


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