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.
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.
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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.
Quantinuum's $300m round shows growing corporate bets on quantum
Backed by JPMorgan Chase, Honeywell, Amgen, Mitsui & Co, Quantinuum is working both on quantum hardware and software — and is now one of the biggest players in the field.
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.
How Basel supercharged its spinout rate
Basel has quietly built a life sciences ecosystem that’s becoming hard to ignore.
Resistance is futile: seven superconductor companies that want to change the world
From healthcare to fusion to quantum computing to space, superconductors have the potential to revolutionise the world. And the technology is finally ready to commercialise.
Race to find (and fund) the new diabetes spinouts
From needleless wearables that monitor glucose to thermal imaging that prevents amputations, spinouts are improving care for a disease that affects 550m people.
Spinout factories: why Ireland's universities punch above their weight
From a university-owned farm and a state agency that funds TTOs and invests in spinouts to a national IP protocol, Ireland has a lot to teach others.