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UC Berkeley chooses Cooke to lead innovation

Darren Cooke has been selected as interim chief innovation and entrepreneurship officer at UC Berkeley, taking over from Rich Lyons.


Jun 12, 2024

[Updated] Gibbs appointed to top job at Oxford University Innovation

Mairi Gibbs has been appointed CEO of Oxford University Innovation permanently, having led the tech transfer office in an interim capacity since April.

Jun 7, 2024

Hosseini leads investments for New York University's spinout fund

Azade Hosseini will lead the NYU Innovation Venture Fund investing in life sciences and healthcare spinouts.

May 28, 2024

University of Cambridge seeks new CEO of commercialisation arm

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

May 22, 2024

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to form $10m investment unit

The university’s new unit, which includes incubator, startup fund and brain trust, will be led by assistant vice president Joshua Espinosa.

Apr 23, 2024

University of California's Bow Capital appoints Chan as CFO

James Chan, who holds a similar position at other funds, has joined the investment firm affiliated with the University of California.

Apr 23, 2024

Arnold hired at University of Texas's commercialistion arm

Mark Arnold has been hired as an associate vice president at University of Texas's commercialisation arm Discovery to Impact.

Apr 19, 2024
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News Continued

Lam to head startup ecosystem at Emory University

The professor of paediatrics has accepted a part time position as the inaugural vice provost for entrepreneurship.

Apr 19, 2024

Francis joins UT Health San Antonio

Francis will serve as the associate vice president for innovation and development at UT Health San Antonio.

Apr 19, 2024

UC Berkeley appoints Lyons as chancellor

Rich Lyons, current chief innovation and entrepreneurship officer at UC Berkeley, will become the university’s next chancellor on July 1.

Apr 15, 2024

K-State promotes Brandt following Robinson’s departure

Chris Brandt has been named interim president and CEO of K-State Innovation Partners following Rebecca Robinson's move to Oregon State University.

Apr 4, 2024

Taylor takes over from Baxter at Edinburgh Innovations

Andrea Taylor, director of Strategic Partnerships at Edinburgh Innovations, will become interim CEO when George Baxter leaves for UC Davis at the end of the month.

Mar 18, 2024

Hawai’i finds new tech transfer director in old friend

Jim Deane has been appointed director of the University of Hawai’i’s Office of Innovation and Commercialization, seeing him return to his alma mater after more than two decades.

Mar 14, 2024

Editor's Picks

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.

Dec 8, 2022

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.

Sep 21, 2022

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.

Sep 21, 2022

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.

Aug 17, 2022
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