The new hire will replace Diarmuid O'Brien, who has headed Cambridge Enterprise for three years.

University of Cambridge

The UK university is recruiting for a new CEO to head its technology transfer office, Cambridge Enterprise, after the current CEO, Diarmuid O’Brien, took on a new role as the pro-vice-chancellor for innovation at the university.

O’Brien took up the new position in April but has remained the CEO of Cambridge Enterprise one day a week.

The university does not have a fixed timeframe for hiring a new CEO, said a spokesperson.

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O’Brien joined Cambridge Enterprise in 2021 from Trinity College Dublin, where he was chief innovation officer. As CEO O’Brien launched Innovate Cambridge, a strategy to drive innovation in the city, and Founders, an initiative to provide capital and mentoring to entrepreneurs.

Kim Moore

Kim Moore is the deputy editor of Global Venturing and produces video for the website.