Mr Clive Rowland


Clive Rowland is the Chief Executive of UMI3 (the umbrella Company of The University of Manchester Intellectual Property – UMIP – and The University of Manchester Innovation Centre Limited – UMIC).

Clive co-founded one of the UK’s early university commercialisation companies (UMIST Ventures Limited) which was established in 1988 and received a Special Prize for Technology Transfer from the UK Department of Trade and Industry in 1996. He has directly set up, initially managed and arranged exits from many spin-out companies, supported stock market listings, and concluded numerous technology assignments and licences and established a number of proof-of-principal arrangements and university seed funds.

He is a Fellow of the Institute of Directors, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and is a Freeman of the City of London. He received the Italian Order of Merit for services to the promotion of Manchester’s business relations with Italy.