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Stuart Duncan

Head of Commercialisation 

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Telephone: +44 (0)1334 46 4047

Stuart joined the Technology Transfer Centre in October 2019 and focuses on the commercialisation and exploitation of the University’s Intellectual Property (IP) portfolio. Prior to this he was the primary point of contact for all Knowledge Exchange and Commercialisation activities within the School of Chemistry at the University of Edinburgh for 7 years, focusing on creating multi-disciplinary opportunities for enduring long term collaborative and strategic partnerships with industry. His career also includes a spell in Knowledge Transfer Partnerships, Pharma and the Foreign Office.

Stuart studied Chemistry at St Andrews, holds an MBA from Durham, and is a committee member at PraxisAuril, a world-leading professional association for Knowledge Exchange practitioners.


Christian Ziar

Head of Technology Transfer 

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Telephone: +44 (0)1334 46 7340

Christian leads the Technology Transfer team as well as managing the University’s Intellectual Property (IP) portfolio. Acting as an interface between inventors, the TTC’s technology commercialisation activities and external legal counsel he also leads on the IP due diligence process to assess novelty and inventiveness of new technologies disclosed via the invention disclosure process.  Christian’s background includes ten years at a firm of IP attorneys and three years working for a semiconductor licensing company in Cambridge.


Rachel Scott

IP Assistant

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Telephone: +44 (0)1334 46 2163

Rachel joined the TTC in 2014 from SRUC in Cupar where she worked in student funding for six years.

Rachel focuses on maintaining the TTC’s IP and finance databases. She also leads on the administration of TTC finances including raising invoices and processing disbursements. Rachel leads on a number of ongoing transformation projects within the team and is responsible for general enquiries. If you aren’t sure who to contact or have got an out of office response to an important email, please contact Rachel who will be delighted to assist.


Technology Transfer Centre

Walter Bower House
St Andrews
KY16 0US
Scotland, United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1334 46 2163