Staff Profile

Graeme Young

Business Development Manager - Faculty of Science Agriculture & Engineering



As a Business Development Manager in the Faculty of Science, Agriculture and Engineering my role is to support academic and research staff in the development of non-traditional funding sources, intellectual property, commercialisation of IP, spin out company formation and development of impact case studies.

I provide:

  • advice on business development strategy and implementation
  • assistance with development of non-traditional funding applications and bids
  • support in identifying key company contacts and approaches
  • contract development including set up, legal requirements and authorisation
  • commercial disclosure agreements
  • intellectual property services including patent searches and filing, IP assessments and market reviews
  • costing, pricing and compliance


I have a BA (Hons) in Human Geography, specialising in regional economic development and postgrad diploma qualifications from the Chartered Institute of Marketing. I also have formal training in business development, management of intellectual property, commercialisation of intellectual property and advanced licensing. Recently I have completed the PRINCE2 foundation qualification in project management.

I have a wealth of experience developed over more than twenty years in both the private sector and HE in the UK and overseas. I have worked as a researcher and in commercial roles for the Universities of Salford, Manchester (UMIST), Sunderland and the Open University of Pulogadung in Jakarta as well as a number of positions in industry and the third sector. My experience extends across disciplines in science and engineering together with 4 years working closely with schools and institutes in the Faculty of Medical Sciences and the Joint Research Office during my time at Newcastle.

Finally, I am currently a Director and Trustee of Education and Services for People with Autism (ESPA) a top 100 UK charity providing specialist care and services for young people with Autism. 

Roles and Responsibilities

Commercialisation of Intellectual Property; Licensing; Intellectual Property management; Contracts; Contract and commercially funded research; Technology based company spin-out; Company formation; Consultancy; Continuing Professional Development; Training; Business Development, Database and CRM development and maintenance.


  • BA (Hons) Human Geography
  • Chartered Institute of Marketing DiP M (3 disciplines)
  • PRINCE 2 Foundation Certificate in Project management 
  • Registered Technology Transfer Professional applicant