Meet the teamMeet 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.


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

Anna Hastie 01904 32 5143

Head of Corporate Training.

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

University of York York YO10 5DD United Kingdom Tel: +44 (0) 1904 320 000.