Staff Profile

Lizzie Withington

Company Creation Manager


Working with researchers, businesses and organisations to help them use technology to change, grow and innovate.


At the forefront of business innovation, with unique, insight and knowledge of how to successfully start up, innovate and transform businesses.


A conduit for change, working with Academics and CEO's to take ideas and aspirations and grounding them in technology solutions that endeavour to change the world.


As Company Creation Manager responsible for commercialising University IP, in particular through the development of business plans and the formation and funding of spin-out companies. Project Manager of Northern Accelerator project.


As an Associate Lecturer responsible for teaching postgraduate students Innovation and Entrepreneurship within Business School and Faculty of Science, Agriculture and Engineering. 


I will be teaching on the following postgraduate modules:

Design Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Science and Engineering - SPG8016


Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Science and Engineering - SPG8030


Problem Solving through Innovation - SPG8500


Innovation Consultancy Project - NBS8296