Tim Bestwick is Chief Executive of CLIK, the commercialisation company of the Science and Technology Facilities Council. After degrees in Engineering from Cambridge University he worked for IBM in the USA and then Sharp Laboratories in Oxford. His technical career has been mainly in laser and nanostructure technology, resulting in a number of publications and patents in these fields. He has held positions managing technology and product development, intellectual property, and business development, as well as raising venture capital investment. Tim has attended London Business School, and has worked in two start-up companies, one as a founder. At CLIK he is involved in the management of the whole portfolio of commercialisation activities, including being a director of a number of companies including Cobalt Light Systems Ltd.