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Who to contact in Commercialisation

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 Commercialisation Team can help you. Please email commercialisation-team@york.ac.uk to discuss your idea or fill out our online enquiry form here.
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James Kitson
Head of Commercialisation
james.kitson@york.ac.uk
01904 326564

  • Responsible for the management of commercialisation activity and IP protection, including the University's patent portfolio
  • Management of the commercialisation stage gate process
  • Supporting academics with commercial licensing deals
  • Commercial service provision and spin out formation
James Kitson 
Luke Souter
Commercialisation Manager
luke.souter@york.ac.uk
  • Commercialisation support with specialist expertise in the physical sciences, chemistry and computer sciences
  • Intellectual property evaluation, development/exploitation planning and management
  • Securing translational and commercial development funding
  • Supporting academics with commercial licensing deals
  • Commercial service provision and spin out formation
Luke Souter

 

Natalia Stawniak
Commercialisation Manager
Natalia.stawniak@york.ac.uk 

 

  • Commercialisation support with specialist expertise in the life sciences
  • Intellectual property evaluation, development/exploitation planning and management
  • Securing translational and commercial development funding
  • Supporting academics with commercial licensing deals
  • Commercial service provision and spin out formation
 

 

Dr Adam Featherstone
Knowledge Exchange & Commercialisation Fellow
adam.featherstone@york.ac.uk  





  • Acceleration of translation of applied nuclear physics technologies into industry 
  • Identification of industry challenges which our research can help solve
  • Business development, technology transfer and injector-of-momentum into translational nuclear physics research
 
 

Colin Poma-Young
Commercialisation Manager
colin.pomayoung@york.ac.uk

  • Commercialisation support with specialist expertise in the social sciences and arts and humanities 
  • Promotion of the Commercialisation service within the academic community
  • Intellectual property evaluation, development/exploitation planning and management
  • Securing translational and commercial development funding
  • Supporting academics with commercial licensing deals
  • Commercial service provision and spin out formation

Colin Poma-Young

Jack Wright
Commercialisation Executive
jack.wright@york.ac.uk

  • Identify, assess and evaluate new commercialisation opportunities in the Faculty of Science.
  • First point of contact for all new commercial enquiries received from the Faculty of Science.
  • Perform market research and validation exercises to evaluate commercial opportunities.
  • Assess and secure intellectual property rights for commercial opportunities. 
  • Support the training of university staff in the areas of commercialisation and IP protection.
  • Promotion of the Commercialisation service within the academic community.

Alice Todd
Administrator
Alice.todd@york.ac.uk 

  • Providing administrative support for the commercialisation team.