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Cambridge Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance


Dr Jessica Ocampos is an Associate of the International Outreach Programme of Cambridge Enterprise, the technology transfer office of the University of Cambridge, where she advises policy makers on innovation, technology transfer and research commercialisation. She is part of the Roster of Experts of the Skill-shares programme of the Partnering for Accelerated Climate Transitions Programme (PACT) funded by the UK International Climate Finance of the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), and member of the Committee of Technical Advisors to the Subdirector of Centres and Associative Research of the Chilean Agency of Research and Development, ANID.

Dr Ocampos is a Biotech and Chemical Engineer by training with degrees from the University of Cambridge (PhD in Chemical Engineering) and the University of Chile (Biotech Engineering and a bachelor’s degree in engineering science). She has more than 17 years of experience leading and partnering international R&D and innovation projects, including Innovate UK Demonstrate Impact GCRF and University of Cambridge ESRC Global Challenges Research Funds. Among several other initiatives, Dr Ocampos is supporting the development of a Technology-Based Innovation Ecosystem in Argentina through policy advise and capability building programmes in partnership with Cambridge University IfM, Cambridge Enterprise, St John’s Innovation Centre, National University of Cordoba and the World Economic Forum Global Shapers Initiative. Her experience in industrial and academic technology transfer and R&D commercialisation involves leading roles in international innovation projects for multinational companies including Bayer Corporation in USA, Procter & Gamble Latin America, Air Liquide in Germany and France. 

Dr Ocampos is the co-founder and managing director of Camnexus IoT, a technology company spun-out of the University of Cambridge. At Camnexus IoT she is leading the development of low-power Internet of Things networks and platforms, to support the adoption of smart infrastructure by the industrial sector and bridge the digital gaps towards a net-zero carbon economy.


Key publications: 

Sepúlveda, C. and Ocampos, J. (2021). International Technology Transfer to Promote Access and Innovation in Times of Global Crisis (January 22, 2021). Les Nouvelles - Journal of the Licensing Executives Society, Volume LVI No. 1. Available at SSRN:

Centre Fellow
Dr Jessica   Ocampos