Govind leads Imperial Innovations' Venture Support Unit, dedicated to entrepreneurship at Imperial. The Venture Support Unit is responsible for all aspects of the development of new spin-outs from Imperial, working with both staff and students, in addition to managing the incubator and part of the spin-out portfolio. Prior to Innovations, Govind was the European Director of Technology for a US semiconductor equipment company (Novellus Systems) where he led a team based around Europe responsible for the introduction of new technology. In his early career Govind was a scientist at the Cavendish labs in Cambridge University and in Japan. Govind has a BSc in Chemical Physics from University of Sussex, PhD in Semiconductor Physics from University of Warwick and an MBA from Imperial College business school.