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Dr Ambalika Batra, Head of Enterprise and Innovation

ambalika-300x300Dr Ambalika Batra is the Head of Enterprise and Innovation and leads on knowledge exchange and innovation activity at St George’s. With a background in virology and diagnostics, Ambi has a range of experience working in research institutes, universities and biotech start-ups where she has supported start-ups, managed commercialisation of novel technology and lead on development of strategy and strategic partnerships.


Ana Carina Araujo, Innovation and IP Commercialisation Manager

ana-300x300Ana Carina Araujo is the Innovation and IP Commercialisation Manager. She focuses on the development of commercialisation opportunities arising from St George’s research and facilities. Ana works closely with academics to bring their ideas from the lab into the market by identifying IP, evaluating its market potential, implementing an appropriate route to market strategy and managing the licensing process. Ana has experience working across business and innovation networks leveraging technological knowledge, promoting the commercialisation of new and emerging technologies and targeting new cooperation opportunities. 

Howard Duffy, Senior Partnership and Enterprise Manger

howard-300x300Howard Duffy is the Senior Partnership and Enterprise Manger. His role is to lead on the development of a network of strategic partners as well as managing the enterprise programmes being offered by St Georges. As an experienced business consultant helping start-ups grow and reach funding targets, Howard also supports entrepreneurial staff and students to achieve their start-up goals. 



Dr Judit Csere, Innovation and Intellectual Property Officer

judit-300x300Dr Judit Csere is an Innovation and Intellectual Property Officer. She manages the university`s patent portfolio, supports academics with intellectual property protection, and facilitates commercial project setup between academics and external partners. Judit has a PhD in molecular oncology from the Barts Cancer Institute, and as a past LifeArc-AUTM technology transfer fellow she trained in various facets of Knowledge Exchange. 


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