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Commercial Enterprise Team, The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

The Commercial Enterprise Team at Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust supports research active staff from within the Trust. These are staff who are looking to work with commercial partners to deliver projects.

About Commercial Enterprise Team at The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust  

The commercial enterprise team at Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust supports staff within the Trust who wish to work with commercial partners on the delivery of projects. 

We work closely with the Newcastle Joint Research Office (NJRO) to advise regarding intellectual property requirements within the wider NHS, in particular those projects with commercial potential. 


Researchers at Newcastle Hospitals should approach the commercial enterprise team for support when they: 

  • identify the need to access proprietary technology of an external supplier 
  • consider their project to have commercial potential.

It’s always best to consider the intellectual property position at an early stage when developing a project proposal. 

The commercial enterprise team primarily supports stages T2-T3 of the translational research pathway, providing support with clinical evaluation and regulatory approval, as well as adoption and diffusion


Visit the Newcastle commercial services webpages or email Andrea Burroughs, Associate Director Commercial Enterprise Unit.