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Titan IC – Journey from university spin-out to acquisition; 6 practical lessons learned – Webinar with Dr Godfrey Gaston

Titan IC – Journey from university spin-out to acquisition; 6 practical lessons learned – by Dr Godfrey Gaston

An Investment Readiness webinar from the University of Essex, Space to Grow Programme

We are running a special webinar to provide information to entrepreneurs who have investment proposals incorporating an element of hardware in their product development.  This will be presented by Dr Godfrey Gaston of the Queen’s University of Belfast (QUB) and is to run on the afternoon of the Wednesday 9th September 2-3:30pm.

Dr Gaston is the Executive Director of the Institute of Electronics Communications and Information Technology (ECIT) at Queen’s and is responsible for operational management, commercialisation and knowledge transfer within an open innovation research environment.

Queen’s through ECIT, hosts the Centre for Secure Information Technologies, one of the seven UK Innovation and Knowledge Centres.  Within that, Godfrey and team run CSIT Labs, a successful business accelerator for start-ups in Cyber related areas and he is also the QUB lead for a major London based initiative – the London Office for Rapid Cybersecurity Advancement called LORCA

Godfrey graduated with a MEng degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the Queen’s University Belfast, followed by a PhD at the University of Edinburgh in the field of Microelectronics and Semiconductors. In 2007 he was awarded an MBA from Henley Management College.

With his PhD in Semiconductor technology, Dr Gaston worked for 6 years as a Principal Engineer for GEC Plessey Semiconductors before joining the senior management team of BCO, a successful silicon wafer bonding start-up. He led the development of a new Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) processing technology and was heavily involved in BCO’s $153M acquisition by Analog Devices in 2000. For the next three years Godfrey led the Analog Devices Belfast engineering team.

He is co-founder of Titan IC, a spinout from Queen’s University Belfast which was acquired by Mellanox in 2020. Mellanox was subsequently acquired by Nvidia.

Godfrey will share his experiences in fund raising for hardware related ventures including 6 practical lessons he wished someone had told him earlier and has agreed to answer questions from the audience.

This event is most significant to entrepreneurs who have businesses with a hardware related component in their product offering.

Register here; https://essex-university.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_uPR8C3gLRPGB4PZ2w_A4tg

Date and time
09 September 2020
14:00 - 15:30
Venue Address

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