Rampuri bids farewell to the University of Bristol
After nearly two decades with the University of Bristol, director of enterprise services Mustafa Rampuri has joined startup Duality Quantum Photonics.
Penn promotes Swartley and Dibling
John Swartley is the university’s inaugural chief innovation officer, while Benjamin Dibling will take over from Swartley at tech transfer office PCI.
Auburn appoints Reed to head IPX
Auburn University has named Patrick Reed, who's worked in tech transfer for two decades, as executive director of its Intellectual Property Exchange.
Adams succeeds Keiller at WPI
Terry Lopaka Adams has been appointed to lead the tech transfer office at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute following the retirement of Todd Keiller.
Cambridge promotes O’Brien to pro-vice-chancellor
Diarmuid O’Brien will continue to act as CEO of Cambridge Enterprise for one day a week.
German AI spinout centre hires Möller
Laura Möller is the new director of K.I.E.Z, a multi-university-backed entrepreneurship centre for artificial intelligence startups.
Helsinki hires Hakovirta to helm commercialisation
Marko Hakovirta, currently a faculty member at North Carolina State University, will become CEO at Helsinki Innovation Services by April.
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Rice promotes Burke to AVP for industry and new ventures
Brad Burke will continue to be in charge of entrepreneurship programme Rice Alliance, which has supported thousands of startups to date.
USC Stevens Center brings in Overstreet as executive director
Erin Overstreet is rejoining university tech transfer, having spent the past year at an IP consultancy and earlier career stops at UCSF and UT Austin.
Russell bids farewell to PraxisAuril
David Russell will move back into the education sector, joining Pearson after having led PraxisAuril as chief executive for the past year.
Chalmers promotes Ottosson to CEO
Pontus Ottosson is taking over from Sara Wallin as chief executive of Chalmers Ventures, promoting him from his position as head of investments.
Baxter brings his expertise to UC Davis
George Baxter will leave Edinburgh Innovations this spring to become UC Davis’ inaugural chief innovation and economic development officer.
Former Chicago deputy mayor Mayekar to lead Polsky Center
Jay Schrankler has returned to industry, becoming CEO of avionics systems provider Perceptive Avionics, with Samir Mayekar taking over at the Polsky Center.
Russell is the new PraxisAuril CEO
David Russell, an executive-in-residence at Oxford’s Saïd Business School, has been appointed chief executive of PraxisAuril, following in the footsteps of Maxine Ficarra.
Willey to leave IU Ventures
Teri Willey, whose long list of accomplishments includes founding Cambridge Enterprise, will step down in November this year to focus on other projects.
Fielding to retire in April 2023
Sean Fielding has worked for University of Exeter for nearly three decades, during which time his board memberships included ATTP, SETsquared and PraxisAuril.
Ficarra steps down at PraxisAuril after 20 years
Maxine Ficarra has been with the organisation since its original incarnation of Praxis Courses and CEO since it became PraxisAuril in 2017.