James Semple

Innovation and Business Development

University of Oxford

About James

James Semple is working in innovation and business development at Oxford University, leveraging Oxford’s research strengths in areas including Physics, Engineering, and Computer Science. His current focus is in applications of research to sectors including novel sensors and computing paradigms. James collaborated with the Saïd Business School and the University of Toronto to establish the Creative Destruction Lab at Oxford University to provide expert mentorship to early-stage science-based ventures from across the UK. He joined Oxford following a long stint at Qualcomm in both R&D and business development roles, and he has a D.Phil. in mathematics from Oxford.