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Commercialisation

Commercialisation

We have a number of intellectual property and commercialisation specialists who can advise on a range of different issues.

Driving factors

We recognise that research, innovation and entrepreneurship are crucial driving factors for us. They lead to long-term efficiency, competitiveness and economic growth.

The UK Government expects academic research to align with industrial requirements. They also expect a return on public funded investment.

Many medical technologies will only ever make it to the market and deliver patient benefits/cost savings through:

  • appropriate protection
  • diligent management
  • effective commercialisation

These technologies include new medical devices, diagnostics and therapeutics.

Get in touch to find out how we can help

Faculty of Medical Sciences Enterprise Team

Email: fmsenterprise@newcastle.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0) 191 208 3461

Any other queries

Email: business@newcastle.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0) 191 208 2222

You can also find individual staff profiles and contact details on the Enterprise Team contact page.

Technologies for licensing

We have a range of technologies where IP is available to licence for interested companies.

Spin-out companies

We have created many successful spin-out companies over the past 20 years. These were borne out of novel discoveries of our researchers and the support of the Faculty's Enterprise Team.

Incubator space

We have several spaces available to incubate new businesses. This includes specialist facilities at the Newcastle Helix site.

The Biosphere at Newcastle Helix is one such specialist facility. It combines office and laboratory space for start-ups and small to mediums enterprises.

The Biosphere

The Biosphere at Newcastle Helix, is a specialist facility tailored to the commercialisation of:

  • life sciences
  • innovation
  • research and development


It offers high-quality biology and chemistry laboratories, Grade A offices and conference space.

Find out more on The Biosphere website.

Business Innovation Facility

The Business Innovation Facility is in the Biomedical Research Building. This is in the heart of the University’s Campus for Ageing and Vitality.

It provides an environment to support small to medium enterprises in the region. The focus is on innovative products and services which help people live better and longer. The European Regional Development Fund funds this.

The Facility offers purpose-built office space for businesses alongside academic and clinical spaces. This creates a vibrant and exciting environment.

If you have interest in locating your company please contact: business@newcastle.ac.uk

Supporting Newcastle University Colleagues

We offer a scheme to support colleagues developing businesses from within the University.

Refer to the Intellectual Property Policy or contact your Business Development Manager to discuss. If you aren't sure where to start, please contact us on: business@newcastle.ac.uk.