Faculty of Medical Sciences

Staff Profile

Tony McCormack

Business Development Manager NUTH

Background

I am Business Development Manager for the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, a collaborative position with the Enterprise Team at the Faculty of Medical Sciences. My role covers a broad range of enterprise-related activity, in particular commercial collaborations, project management and all things IP-related including confidentiality, patents, copyright, designs, licensing and legal agreements. In addition I assist Trust staff members in the identification and pursuance of ideas and technologies with commercial potential, working closely with FMS colleagues in the process.

 I originally completed a Chemistry degree at Imperial College and spent over 30 years working in a number of R&D management roles in Industry, notably related to technology transfer, innovation and the realisation of IP opportunities. I completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Intellectual Property at Bournemouth University in 2013 and joined the Enterprise team in 2015, having previously been Senior Manager Intellectual Property for Essentra plc.