Dr Ocampos is a Director and Founder of Camnexus, a technology transfer platform for sustainable development based in Cambridge, associated to the Centre for Global Equality. She advises policy makers internationally, supporting economic development based on science, technology and innovation. Jessica has vast experience in management and commercialisation of R&D results from academia and industry, leading and supervising international engineering projects for multinational companies including Bayer Corporation in USA, Procter & Gamble Latin America, Air Liquide Germany and France.
Jessica works with the University of Cambridge as consultant associate of the International Outreach Programme of Cambridge Enterprise, as well as tutor and mentor for Etech projects at Cambridge Judge Business School and i-Teams projects at Engineering Department. As part of Cambridge Enterprise she has advised and managed capacity building programmes in Chile, Colombia, Poland andTurkey, where she supports and consults in innovation policy, tech transfer and commercialisation of R&D. She has been part of the leading team of the Corfo’s Go To Market programme in Chile, the Top500 Innovators of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of Poland, and in the joint project of UK Prosperity Fund and Science and Innovation Network Turkey for Capacity Building of Turkish TTOs. She currently mentors NESTA’s programme for Pacific Alliance Innovation Policy makers and is expert advisor for Innovation Funds Programmes of the Ministry of Education of Chile.
Jessica holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering of the University of Cambridge and a degree in Biotechnology Engineering from the University of Chile. She became a specialist on biotechnological enterprises, being awarded by Cambridge University Entrepreneur in years 2011 and 2013, and scholar of the BioInno Entrepreneurship Course of the University of Cambridge in 2014.