Dr Andrew Collins is currently a lecturer and enterprise developer for the Quantum Technology Enterprise Centre (QTEC) at the University of Bristol. He is a visiting professor at Nagaoka University of Technology and a co-founder of SurfaceRF. He has a background in nanomaterials chemistry and has published over 41 papers in the field along with two books. Since 2016 he has supported over 40 fellows going through the QTEC business development programme aimed at taking academics in the quantum engineering and emerging technology sector and helping them to found companies. To date, the programme has seen the incorporation of 23 companies who have raised £18.5M in funding (two thirds private investment) and generated over 96 jobs.