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University of Durham’s Hammond retires

Tim Hammond, who spent the past 24 years at the University of Durham and was programme lead at Northern Accelerator, retired at the end of January.

Feb 1, 2024

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.

Feb 1, 2024

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.

Feb 1, 2024

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.

Jan 26, 2024

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.

Jan 25, 2024

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.

Jan 24, 2024

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.

Jan 22, 2024

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.

Jan 22, 2024
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News Continued

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.

Jan 15, 2024

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.

Jan 15, 2024

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.

Jan 8, 2024

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.

Dec 19, 2023

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.

Dec 13, 2023

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.

Oct 19, 2023

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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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