The Department Bioengineering was the first academic department at Imperial College to appoint an Entrepreneur-in-Residence. We are proud to have four such individuals affiliated with our department, each bringing their own experiences in MedTech startups, venture capital, intellectual property law and regulatory affairs. They bring decades of real-world experience to assist students, researchers and academic staff in their missions to achieve societal impact.
Tom Buckland has over 15 years’ experience in Medical Device product development manufacture, regulatory approval, intellectual property management and commercialization as co-founder of ApaTech Ltd, R&D director with Baxter Inc and Managing Director of NuVasive (UK) Ltd.
In addition to his role as Entrepreneur-in-Residence, where he is focussed on managing the Orthopeadic portfolio and selected MedTech technologies, he holds several Non-Executive board positions with start-up companies in the Orthopaedic space.
Gaurav (Gary) Chawla is a deep tech entrepreneur and commercialisation specialist.
He has a technical background in sciences, engineering, data science and computing - well complemented with business and law degrees with specialisation in IP law. He focusses on early stage product development and is passionate about commercialising deep tech.
He is currently CEO of an Imperial College spin-out and advises other spin-outs as well.
Daniel Green is a serial entrepreneur, having been a medical devices start-up CEO three times, developing devices in hepatology, neurology and orthopedics. Before his operational roles he worked in venture capital in biotech and medtech, investing in companies on both sides of the Atlantic.
In the 1990s, Daniel with Financial Times Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology Correspondent. He has a BSc in Physics and Philosophy, and an MSc in The Structure and Organisation of Science and technology.
Richard Hall is an experienced QA / RA professional who has worked in the medical device industry since 1993. He has experience of developing and manufacturing medical devices & IVD's in a range of companies, from start-up to blue chip international healthcare businesses. He spent 5 years as Quality and Design Manager at Bio-Rad Laboratories in the UK before starting QMS Consultancy in 2014.
Richard now specialises in supporting medical device start-ups to gain ISO 13485 or MDSAP certification and to gain Regulatory approval for their devices.