Have an idea and are wondering whether it has potential value? UMIP’s Commercialisation Executives are your first point of call.

Biology, Medicine and Health

Dr Rick Watson

Team leader – New Projects

T: +44 (0) 161 603 7717
E: rick.watson@umip.com

Responsible for:

  • Human Communication, Development and Hearing
  • Cell Matrix Biology & Regenerative Medicine
  • Infection, Immunity and Respiratory Medicine
  • Musculoskeletal and Dermatological Sciences
  • Neuroscience and Experimental Psychology
  • Nursing
  • Midwifery and Social Work
  • Psychology and Mental Health
  • Molecular and Cellular Function
  • Molecular and Clinical Cancer Sciences
  • Optometry

Dr Hojjat Azadbakht

Commercialisation Executive
(currently on external secondment)

T: +44 (0) 161 306 8528
E: hojjat.azadbakht@umip.com

Responsible for:

  • Evolution and Genomic Sciences
  • Cardiovascular Sciences
  • Developmental Biology and Medicine
  • Diabetes, Endocrinology and Gastroenterology
  • Medical Education (inc CHSTM)
  • Informatics, Imaging and Data Sciences
  • Population Health, Health Services Researchand Primary Care
  • Dentistry
  • Pharmacy

Science and Engineering / Humanities

Dr Stephanie Ryding

Commercialisation Executive

T: +44 (0) 161 603 7731
E: stephanie.ryding@umip.com

Responsible for:

  • Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science
  • Earth, Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences
  • Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering
  • Manchester Institute of Biotechnology

Natalie Mera-Pirttijarvi

Commercialisation Executive

T: + 44 (0) 0161 306 8814
E: natalie.mera-pirttijarvi@umip.com

Responsible for:

  • Chemistry and Materials
  • Physics
  • Graphene
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