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Soffer surges on from Technion
Ben Soffer will stand down as managing director of Technion Technology Transfer after 13 years in charge.
UMCP adds Porter and Smith
Ken Porter and Stan Smith have joined UMCP’s office of technology ommercialisation as director and venture investment manager respectively.
Broecker comes good for PRF
David Broecker has become PRF’s chief innovation and collaboration officer, bringing with him expertise from the biosciences and philanthropic funding agency IBRI.
IP Group sparks Flint’s interest
Douglas Flint has been appointed as chairman of IP Group, taking over from Mike Humphrey on November 1.
McCarry to lead UNT Murphy Center
Jon McCarry has taken a role at UNT's Murphy Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation as the hub looks to strengthen its presence beyond the university.
Humphrey and Gladden to leave IP Group
Mike Humphrey, chairman of IP Group, will step down from his position once a replacement has been found, while Lynn Gladden will leave the firm to join a research council later this year.
Mead moves away from Mercia
Matthew Mead is stepping down from his position as chief investment officer at Mercia Technologies to pursue a portfolio advisory career, with Julian Viggars taking over the CIO role.
Ozdemir joins UCL Technology Fund
Tanel Ozdemir, an alumnus of UCL, has joined Albion Capital as an analyst of the UCL Technology Fund.

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OUP mixes it up with four promotions
Osage University Partners has promoted four across its finance and investment teams, including that of healthcare-focused senior associate Stephanie Stehman to the position of principal.
Liversidge stands down from IP Group board
Liversidge has been on the board of commercialisation firm IP Group since it bought its peer Fusion IP in 2014.
Bhaman moves on to Sofinnova
Maina Bhaman has joined Sofinnova Partners after serving as director of healthcare investment at Touchstone Innovations for over a decade.
Vančura leaves RBVC to join Imec
Ellis seeks new ventures at OSU
Zachary Ellis has joined Ohio State University as director of new ventures, leaving behind his position at Pepsi where he was responsible for driving corporate venturing activities.
Octopus grabs Bala
Priscila Bala, formerly a director at Yale Entrepreneurial Institute, has joined Octopus Ventures.

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