Julie Logan is the Director of Simfonec,
a Science Enterprise Centre led by Cass Business School, City of London.
Simfonec is partnered with City University, and with the Royal Veterinary
College, King’s College and Queen Mary College, all of the University of
London. The Centre also works closely with other institutions from London
University, namely Birkbeck College, St George’s Hospital Medical School,
London School of Pharmacy, and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical
Medicine, as well as with four National Health Service innovation hubs.
The Centre’s mission is to deliver science ideas to the commercial
marketplace. This is achieved by the provision of enterprise education to
both staff and students, and mentoring and support for technology
transfer. The Centre has been very successful, and many initiatives have
been built upon successful collaboration.
Julie joined Cass Business School in September 2002 in order to set up the
Centre, before which she had been instrumental in setting up the
enterprise centre at the University of Bristol.
Julie has an extensive background in entrepreneurship and business
education. Her previous appointments include that of Director of Studies
for the International MBA and Executive MBA at Bristol University, and she
was also Head of the International Small Business Centre in Bristol, where
she developed programmes to encourage entrepreneurship and business growth
in Bosnia, Vietnam and Kenya. Julie has a PhD degree for which she
undertook research into the links between dyslexia and entrepreneurship.
She also lectures and publishes on entrepreneurship and enterprise
strategy. Julie comes from a family of serial entrepreneurs, and has first
hand experience of business start up and small business management.