Queen Mary University of London: Queen Mary’s Professor Joshua Reiss appointed Entrepreneur in Residence for Science, Engineering and Technology

While at Queen Mary, where he is currently Professor in Audio Engineering in the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, Professor Reiss has founded three spin-out companies. The first of these, LandR, is an award-winning automated music mastering service with over 3 million subscribers and a current value of $40m.

His most recent spin-out company, Nemisindo, is based out of the Queen Mary Enterprise Zone. It aims to use innovative technology to completely remove the reliance on sample libraries for sound effects by offering intuitive tools to generate any sound.

Professor Reiss is highly respected within his sector. He has been awarded a prestigious Enterprise Fellowship from the Royal Academy of Engineering, been the inventor of over a dozen patents, and developed technologies that have been widely licensed to or acquired by industry.

A key component of his role will see Professor Reiss lend his wealth of experience and expertise to established and aspiring entrepreneurs from within his areas of specialism. In doing so, he will help researchers to develop their scientific advantages in ways to benefit the wider public.

Commenting on his new position, Professor Reiss said: “I am honoured to be offered this position. Queen Mary has world-leading research and nurturing a pioneering atmosphere amongst our students and staff will help ensure that we maximise the impact from that research. The voyage from proof-of-concept to prototype to product is a wonderful experience, and I aim to support our community in that journey.”

Professor Andrew Livingston, Vice-Principal (Research) at Queen Mary University of London said: “We are justifiably proud of our entrepreneurial success at Queen Mary, which adds such value to the university.

“Josh has shown his considerable skill, acumen, and creativity through his spin-out businesses during his time at Queen Mary. We are fortunate to be able to benefit from his experience and I know that we will make great strides in implementing a strong spirit of entrepreneurship in every facet across the University.”

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