Soffer surges on from Technion
Ben Soffer will stand down as managing director of Technion Technology Transfer after 13 years in charge.
Ma makes his way to Penn State
Hong Ma, professor of biology, has been appointed associate dean for research and innovation at Penn State’s Eberly College of Science.
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.
Merrick captures KiwiNet chairwoman role
Ngaio Merrick has been on the commercialisation initiative's board since 2016, having previously worked with a municipal development agency.
Barrow to roll onward from UMass
Abigail Barrow will stand down as interim executive director of University of Massachusetts's office of technology commercialization on September 14 after three and a half years.
Sullivan segues into Canberra job
Leigh Sullivan will leave his position as vice-chancellor for research and innovation at Federation University Australia to take on the same position at Canberra.

Other News

Beier books in Purdue promotion
Brooke Beier has been promoted to vice-president of Purdue's office of technology commercialization, having started there as a project manager in 2013.
Sexton runs over to Michigan
Paterson signs up to Colorado State
David Paterson, once the director of tech transfer at Pennsylvania State University, has rejoined the academic world by accepting a position as assistant vice-president at CSU.
McQuade researches new CMU position
Michael McQuade will become vice-president for research at Carnegie Mellon in January 2019 after six years as a trustee for the university.
McLeod leaps onto MEC
Colin McLeod will be executive director of the Melbourne Entrepreneurial Centre, which will be based at the Innovation Precinct when it opens in 2020.
Wagner ascends at Humboldt University

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Ku retires from Stanford OTL
Lifetime Achievement Award: Alison Campbell
Alison Campbell, director of Knowledge Transfer Ireland, has been awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by Global University Venturing
Lifetime achievement award: Tony Raven
Tony Raven, CEO of Cambridge Enterprise, has been awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by Global University Venturing
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