Dr Laura Donnelly - Commercialisation Manager
Laura is a Commercialisation Manager in the Technology Transfer Team where she works to commercialise technologies from across the life sciences.
She has experience in identifying, managing, developing and commercialising a range of life sciences IP. She has particular experience of working in the fields of stem cell research, medical devices and drug discovery and has worked on a variety of deals including a licence with a large US medical company for a technology to revolutionise diabetes treatment. Laura has also supported multiple projects under development with Apollo Therapeutics and helped manage the University of Cambridge – GSK Open Innovation Drug Discovery Initiative at the Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst. As part of her role at Cambridge Enterprise, Laura spent five months on secondment as a Business Development Manager at one of Cambridge Enterprise’s spin-out companies, Cambridge Epigenetix.
Before joining Cambridge Enterprise, Laura worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Manchester, studying the regulation of cardiac function and disease by cell signalling pathways. Laura obtained a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Manchester and a BSc in Biochemistry from the University of York.
Laura joined Cambridge Enterprise in 2011.