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Karslake slides into UChicago’s Polsky Center
Christine Karslake is set to lead UChicago’s Polsky Science Ventures unit and will be tasked with setting up a deep tech-focused accelerator.
Pignato pulls out of Allied Minds
Allied Minds will henceforth operate without a chief executive after Joseph Pignato announced his decision to resign.
USF's Sanberg to return to faculty research
USF's senior vice-president for research and innovation Paul Sanberg will return to being a distinguished professor in neurosurgery and brain repair.
Newman mesmerises MIT to land Media Lab role
MIT has appointed its Apollo Program professor of astronautics Dava Newman to direct the Media Lab research centre.
Purdue picks Lynall
Clinical professor Matthew Lynall has been appointed director of Purdue’s Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship.
Sivakumar seeks to drive Georgia Tech commercialisation
Raghupathy Sivakumar, a professor of electrical and engineering, has been selected to consolidate Georgia Tech's tech transfer strategy as chief commercialisation officer.
Fogt hops into HSSU innovation role
James Fogt has been promoted to lead Harris-Stowe State University's new tech transfer office having been with the historically black public university since 1999.
Raven reaches for next adventure
Tony Raven, CEO of Cambridge Enterprise and a GUV Lifetime Achievement awardee, will step down by the end of next year.

Other News

Cowen ticks Toronto’s boxes
Prof Leah Cowen will be University of Toronto’s first associate vice-president for research, building on expertise that includes being a co-founder of spinout Bright Angel Therapeutics.
Metcalf matches with The Engine
The Engine has appointed Lara Metcalf as CFO and COO, a month after raising a $230m second fund backed by MIT and Harvard.
Ellis leaves OSU
Zachary Ellis was the director of new ventures at Ohio State University for over three years but has left to join the institution’s long-time partner Rev1 Ventures.
Mallon makes his way back to CIT
Sean Mallon had left CIT in 2016 to become associate vice-president for entrepreneurship and innovation at George Mason University.
Leslie leaves VCU Ventures for Hampton Roads
Kevin Leslie, associate director of VCU Ventures, has moved on to become executive director of Hampton Roads Biomedical Research Consortium.
Wellington UniVentures debuts four spinouts
A timber framing system and anti-parasite product are among the technologies to have emerged from Victoria University of Wellington during the past fiscal year.

Editor's Picks

Raven reaches for next adventure
Tony Raven, CEO of Cambridge Enterprise and a GUV Lifetime Achievement awardee, will step down by the end of next year.
Lifetime Achievement Award: Koenraad Debackere
Koenraad Debackere, managing director, KU Leuven Research and Development, and chairman, Gemma Frisius Fund has received the GUV Lifetime Achievement Award 2019
Personality of the Year: Mark Mann
Put in the driving seat of Oxford University Innovation’s new social enterprise campaign, Mark Mann – this year’s Personality of the Year – surely has one of the most fascinating jobs in academic tech transfer.
GUV Powerlist 2018: #1 Jim Wilkinson
The top 25: Jim Wilkinson, CFO, Oxford Sciences Innovation
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