Newcastle University Commercialisation

The University has an excellent track record for the formation of spin-out companies based on applied research.

The central Commercialisation team is available to assist in the spin-out process. It is a small team, made up of individuals with extensive business experience and with networks of contacts in the business and finance world. It works closely with founding academics and the Faculty enterprise teams, to help create real value in the new business.

Support includes:

  • Reviewing the business opportunity
  • Assistance with recruitment of management or other staff
  • Development of the business value proposition
  • Preparation of the business plan, including determining funding requirements
  • Identification and securing of appropriate initial funding, including:
    • Translational research funding
    • Proof of Concept funding
    • Investment funding
  • Provision of initial business advice
  • Support for corporate legals / financials / administration
  • Signposting to external support network provisions

Newcastle University Commercialisation

Geraldine Crimmens
Senior Clerical Assistant

David Huntley
Head of Company Creation