Ederyn Williams

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Ederyn Williams (born 1946) is a retired academic and businessman, influential in the field of technology transfer. He is the son of the Welsh academic, novelist and critic Raymond Williams. In 1976 he was a joint author of The Social Psychology of Telecommunications, a text of social presence theory.

After seven years research at University College London, Cambridge University and Johns Hopkins University,[1] he joined British Telecom where he managed businesses in information technology,[1] and was the head of the games company Telecomsoft during the 1980s.[2]

From 1991 he was the Managing Director of University of Leeds Innovations Ltd.,[1] and in April 2000 he joined the University of Warwick where he founded a department which later became Warwick Ventures, a technology commercialisation company.[3] In April 2010 he was awarded the Queen's Award for Enterprise Promotion for his role in the development of knowledge transfer from universities to business in the UK.[3] He retired from Warwick Ventures in September 2011.[4]


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