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Meet the team

The University of York has over 1000 academic staff. To enable easy access to this knowledge, Business Development Managers (BDMs) are available to assess your needs and to find the appropriate expertise. 

Business Development Managers represent the first port of call for an organisation seeking engagement with the University on a commercial basis. BDMs can enable access to licensing opportunities for IP, fee for service provision and transfer of technology out of the University. 

We work with businesses, licensing and commercial developments, technical services and consultancy.

Types of funding: Innovate UK, Research Council UK follow-on funds (for translational research), Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs), ERDF programmes, private or corporate investment


Amanda Selvaratnam
01904 325142

 Head of Enterprise Services Amanda Selvaratnam 
Dr Geoff Whiteley
01904 321129
Business Development Manager Geoff Whiteley
Dr Rukmal Abeysekera
01904 321124
Knowledge Transfer Manager, KTP programme Rukmal Abeysekera

Anna Hastie
01904 32 5143

 Head of Corporate Training  Anna Hastie

Brian Culleton
01904 328946

 Head of Apprenticeships   Brian Culleton
Dr Clare Green
01904 328965
Grow MedTech Project Manager