Sean Mallon takes up the associate vice-president for entrepreneurship and innovation role at George Mason University, joining from the Center for Innovative Technology.

George Mason University has appointed Sean Mallon as its associate vice-president for entrepreneurship and innovation.

In his new role, Mallon will work with the vice-president for research, the deans and others at the university to establish entrepreneurial endeavours.

He will also direct the strategic development of the Mason Enterprise Center, which provides resources and supports to entrepreneurs of all levels, the university’s Office of Technology Transfer and the George Mason Research Foundation.

Previously, Mallon worked as senior investment director for the CIT Gap Funds. CIT, the US-based Center for Innovative Technology, was created in 1985 as a non-profit organisation to create and accelerate the next generation of technology and technology companies.

The Gap Funds are a group of seed and early-stage investment funds that make near-equity and equity investments in technology, life science, and cleantech companies.

He worked at CIT for almost five years, beginning his role in 2011. Mallon has founded two companies and worked with others in senior roles.

Mallon said: “Entrepreneurship and innovation are increasingly vital to our economy and our communities. As a world-class research institution, Mason has an important role to play in educating the next generation of entrepreneurs and business leaders.”

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