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Who to contact in the Commercialisation Team

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 explain your idea by completing an Invention disclosure form (IDF) (MS Word , 55kb) and sending it to


James Kitson
Head of Commercialisation
01904 326564

  • Supporting academics with commercial licencing deals
  • Commercial service provision and spin out formation
James Kitson 

Dr Geoff Whiteley
Business Development Manager
- Medical Sciences
01904 321129


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

Dr Clare Green
Grow MedTech Project Manager
01904 328965


  • Identifying Medical Technologies emerging from the Grow MedTech Consortium
  • Matching opportunities with academic capability, company partners and other collaborators
  • Providing support and management to de-risk these technologies ready for investment 

Alice Todd
Commercialisation Team 

  • Providing administrative support for  commercialisation, contracts and patent activity