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UMI 3 Inspire... Invent... Innovate Welcome to our bi-annual e-newsletter featuring news from our Technology Commercialisation (UMIP) and Innovation Centre (UMIC) divisions UMI3 APPOINTS SCOTT FLETCHER TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS entrepreneurs, heading up companies with a total valuation in excess of £100M. He founded what is now his largest business, IT solutions provider, ANS Group, from his back bedroom in 1996 at the age of 22. ANS floated on PLUS markets and now has a turnover of £50M. As ANS Chairman, Scott is able to indulge his passion for investment in, and involvement with, start-up companies and is also Chairman and lead investor in Gödel Technologies and has recently funded Manchester entrepreneur Jasen Jackiw's start-up company Prymo. Scott Fletcher UMI3 Ltd has announced the appointment of Scott Fletcher to the Company's Board as a non-executive Director. Scott has been named Entrepreneur of the Year for the North West at the National Business Awards, Manchester born Scott is one of the country's leading IOD Young Director of the Year and The PLUS Markets Chairman of the Year. He has served on the board of FC United of Manchester and the Manchester Academy, and currently sits on the Greater Manchester Local Enterprise Partnership. Scott commented: "It's a great privilege to be part of the University in this way. It is a university which has a rich, proud history. Their innovative vision for the future, excellent world-class research facilities and strong pipeline of novel technologies are what enticed me to join as a non-executive Director. I am really looking forward to working with them and to raising further the profile of entrepreneurship at the University." Clive Rowland, UMI3 CEO, commented: "I am delighted that Scott is finding time in his very busy schedule to join our Board. We are always open to supplementing our in-house technology transfer expertise with experienced entrepreneurs who know what it is like to build a successful company from scratch and Scott fits that bill perfectly. Scott will help us further instil a spirit of innovation and drive into our activities which is as important to business success as are the amazing ideas and inventions that our staff and students come up with all of the time. I know that Scott will be a huge asset to us." Please click here for the full list of our Board members. UMI3 UMIC ® The Innovation Centre UMIP ® Intellectual Property Commercialisation The University of Manchester I3 Limited www.umi3.com

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