Richard Chylla will start as executive director of University of Virginia’s Licensing and Ventures Group next week after more than a decade at Michigan State University.
Niclas Nilsson will become the new head of LU Innovation next week after more than 17 years with dermatology company Leo Pharma.
Marion Bernard has joined the executive team of Northern Gritstone as chief investment officer, further filling out the investment company’s C-suite.
Since its passage, the Bayh-Dole Act has bolstered US economic output by up to $1.7 trillion, supported 5.9 million jobs and helped lead to more than 14,000 spinouts.
GUV Personality of the Year awardee Mark Mann has launched his own consultancy after having overseen Oxford’s social enterprises portfolio.
Lindsay Klee is the new senior director of technology commercialisation at Wayne State University, having previously worked twice for University of Michigan.
CEO Alan Aubrey and CIO Mike Townend are stepping down today, although both will remain employees for six months and consultants thereafter.
University of Rochester has rehired Harl Tolbert, currently with Pennsylvania State University, as associate vice-president of URVentures.
Raghupathy “Siva” Sivakumar has been appointed as the university’s inaugural vice-president of commercialisation and chief commercialisation officer.
François Hédé has taken over as president of Linksium, succeeding Gilles Talbotier who had led the tech transfer organisation for six years.
Dedric Carter has been appointed as Washington University in St Louis first vice chancellor for innovation and chief commercialisation officer.
Daryush Ila, a 10-year tech transfer veteran at FSU, will assume the vice-president for innovation and research role at UWG.
Jim O’Neill, Duncan Johnson and Russell Schofield-Bezer will lead the investment company set up by the universities of Leeds, Manchester and Sheffield.
Amy Wu joined the newly formed FTX Ventures from Lightspeed Venture Partners, where she had overseen the firm's investment in FTX as a partner.
Jim Gable, who is vice-president of downstream technology and services at Chevron, will run its CVC unit.
Sony Innovation Fund and Innovation Growth Ventures both had a spectacular 2021, and various team members spoke to GCV about their latest investments in Cruz Foam, Delos, Identiq and Kiswe.
Sumer Juneja, Lydia Jett, Vikas Parekh and Dennis Chang have all ascended at SoftBank Investment Advisers, which runs the corporate's Vision Funds.