Who to contact in the Business Development Team

The Acting Director of Research and Enterprise is Jennifer Gilmartin. Her PA is Liz Smith. To contact Jennifer please call Liz on 01904 325350.

Do you have an idea, activity, discovery or design that could be used by external organisations, or the public, as a commercial process, a service, a tool, or a product? The Business Development can help you. Please explain your idea by completing our SHORT disclosure template v1.1 (MS Word  , 33kb) and sending it to bdteam-disclosures@york.ac.uk.

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Dr Rukmal Abeysekera
Knowledge Transfer Manager
rukmal.abeysekera@york.ac.uk 
01904 321124

  • Responsible for management and reporting of Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) programme
  • Business development lead for KTPs and other small grant schemes
  • Business development lead for Yorkshire Innovation Fund Small Innovation projects
Rukmal Abeysekera
Emma Brown
Business Development Manager
emma.brown@york.ac.uk  
01904 321125
  • Responsible for business development and project management
  • Co-ordinates management information
  • Responsible for management of Impact Acceleration Accounts
‌‌Emma Brown

Kate Freeman
Team Administrator
Business Development Team
kate.freeman@york.ac.uk
01904 321126

 

  • Administrative support for the BD Team
  • Assists fund managers with the process of internal allocation of 'priming' funds: setting up funding calls, receiving applications, circulating outcomes, monitoring budgets and maintaining records on finances and project outputs
  • Maintains departmental webpages, creates promotional materials and organises events
 
Dr Stephen Oyston
Business Development Manager
- Physical Sciences
stephen.oyston@york.ac.uk
01904 321127
  • Intellectual property evaluation and development/exploitation planning, with specialist expertise in physical sciences
  • Securing translational and commercial development funding
  • Industrial collaboration and contract research development
 Stephen Oyston


Head of Business Development

  • Strategic lead for the support and development of business development and knowledge exchange activities
  • Promoting the provision of research-based services by the University to external users
  • Identifying and developing new opportunities for commercial exploitation of the Universities research technology and licensing activities
 

Emma Urjasova
Knowledge Transfer Administrative Assistant
emma.urjasova@york.ac.uk
01904 321128

  • Administrative support for the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) programme
  • Support the Knowledge Transfer Manager on business development activities for KTPs and other knowledge transfer schemes
  • Ensure controls are in place to deliver accuracy, efficiency and timeliness

Dr Geoff Whiteley
Business Development Manager
- Medical Sciences
geoff.whiteley@york.ac.uk
01904 321129

 

  • Intellectual property evaluation and development/exploitation planning, with specialist expertise in biological sciences
  • Securing translational and commercial development funding
  • Industrial collaboration and contract research development
 ‌Geoff Whiteley

Dr Clare Green
Grow MedTech Project Manager
clare.green@york.ac.uk
01904 328965

 

   

Kate Dennis
Grow MedTech and BD Team Administrator
kate.dennis@york.ac.uk
01904 328870