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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

University of Notre Dame tries new, supersized approach to creating spinouts

A new $35m fund will be managed by external venture studio High Alpha Innovation and will work with the university on creating new startups.

Apr 2, 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

Beyond the Breakthrough: Fighting poverty with university spinouts

The University of Notre Dame has come a long way since its creation in 2017 and is ready to step up its game with its second venture fund, the 1842 Fund.

Mar 8, 2024

Garcia-Diaz named Delaware’s VP for research, scholarship and innovation

Miguel Garcia-Diaz will move from Stony Brook University to the University of Delaware in May to become vice-president for research, scholarship and innovation.

Feb 29, 2024

Mississippi State University wins over Walters

John Walters has been hired to lead MSU’s Office of Technology Management, bringing him in from a Washington DC-based startup called Procurated.

Feb 2, 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

Other News

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

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.

Jan 19, 2024

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

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

Editor's Picks

The Big Deal: EH2 becomes hydrogen tech's first unicorn

Ten corporate investors were part of a $380m series C round this week, including Fortescue, United Airlines, Rio Tinto, Amazon, Microsoft and BP.

Oct 6, 2023

Reality check: Has the IRA made the US a magnet for cleantech…

The US's $369bn climate legislation, the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), promises to put the US at the forefront of the clean energy transition, but the act has its limitations.

Oct 5, 2023

From AR to biochar – the thinking behind Stellantis' startup investments

Adam Bazih, head of Stellantis Ventures, says we're heading for a golden age of mobility tech as sustainable vehicles become affordable.

Jul 26, 2023

The Atlanta Hawks have a VC fund — but it isn't targeting…

David Garcia, head of National Basketball Association team the Atlanta Hawks' venture fund, is targeting consumer experience ventures rather than sports technology.

Jul 21, 2023
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