Ms Jill Dykes
- Business Development Executive (Computing Science Administration)
As Business Development Manager, Jill builds connections between the School and Industry to further our collaborative research, and to connect our courses to industry needs. Jill created and coordinates our Industry Advisory Board and leads on industry engagement for our Graduate Apprenticeship programmes. She has also been working on building and growing our startup community within the University in partnership with prominent alumni entrepreneurs, Student Enterprise Services, the Adam Smith Business School, and Startup Grind - with a focus on “tech” (software based) startups.
Jill joined the School in 2014 from Scottish Enterprise’s Commercialisation Directorate where she had responsibility for the operation of the Proof of Concept Fund and Aid for Young Innovative Enterprises. She draws upon an eclectic career which spans the social enterprise sector, information technology and business development in a range of settings. Jill graduated from the University of Stirling with a BSc Hons in Psychology (with 1 year of study at UCLA), and again from Stirling in 2002 with MSc in Information Systems Management