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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


Dr Geoff Whiteley
01904 321129
Business Development Manager Geoff Whiteley
Emma Brown
01904 321125
Business Development Manager Emma Brown
Dr Rukmal Abeysekera
01904 321124
Knowledge Transfer Manager, KTP programme Rukmal Abeysekera
Emma Urjasova
01904 321128
Knowledge Transfer and Team Administrator
Dr Clare Green
01904 328965
Grow MedTech Project Manager