Health Enterprise East Expands Team | News » Health Enterprise East

2 December 2015

Health Enterprise East (HEE), a provider of business and innovation management services to the NHS and industry, today announced the expansion of its team, with three new appointments. Jamie Joint has joined as Business Development Director, James Clulow as Technology Associate, and Joop Tanis as SBRI Healthcare Programme Manager. The news follows HEE’s recent move to new offices at Milton Hall, Milton, Cambridge and the appointment to its Board of two new Non-executive Directors - Chris Jones and Isabel Napper.

Jamie Joint, Business Development Director
Jamie’s role is to head up the business development function with responsibility for growing HEE’s technology advisory business and driving the discovery of innovation from within the NHS.  He has over 15 years’ experience working in the medical device industry building successful sales infrastructure and driving growth on a global scale. Jamie joins HEE from Olympus KeyMed, part of the Olympus group, where he held a number of senior sales and marketing roles.

James Clulow, Technology Associate
James is responsible for commercialising intellectual property out of the NHS. He joins HEE from the Healthcare Technology Transfer Team at Imperial Innovations in London where he was responsible for carrying out early stage IP and market assessment of chemical, biological and medical technologies as well as supporting patent filing and prosecution, licence deal execution and assisting  researchers with IP or contractual issues.

Joop Tanis, SBRI Healthcare Programme Manager
Joop leads on delivery of the SBRI Healthcare programme, a £20m NHS England funded initiative that supports companies to develop products that solve healthcare problems. Joop specialises in health and social care, throughout his career developing an in depth understanding of the interplay between innovation, entrepreneurship, health and financial outcomes, commissioning, service provision and users’ perspectives.
Commenting on the new appointments, Dr Anne Blackwood CEO at HEE, said: “HEE is committed to improving the nation’s health and do so by supporting the development of products and services that meet currently unmet healthcare needs – whether that is from within the NHS or from industry. We are very pleased to welcome Jamie, James and Joop to the team. All three are highly experienced and will contribute to driving the business forward.”