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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.
Hoffman leaves Lundquist Institute
Keith Hoffman, former senior vice-president of business development and tech transfer at Lundquist Institute, has joined UCLA spinout Athos Therapeutics.
OSU welcomes Wang
Jinliu Wang, a former vice-chancellor for research and economic development at SUNY, will lead the consolidation of OSU's innovation programming.

Other News

OSI appoints Alexis Dormandy as CEO
Alexis Dormandy will join Oxford Sciences Innovation as chief executive, moving over from Atomico by January 2021 to take over from interim CEO Jim Wilkinson.
Waldo locates Arkansas role
Arkansas has lured Weston Waldo, an innovation professional with expertise at I-Corps, to run its venture development programming.
Pingue plugs into CDP’s tech transfer fund
Claudia Pingue, former Politecnico di Milano tech transfer manager, has taken on a leadership role at CDP's $177m spinout investment fund.
Siegel becomes chairwoman at The Engine
Sue Siegel, former CEO of GE Ventures, has been selected as chairwoman of the MIT-affiliated fund and accelerator.
Wood swings to ETH Zurich executive
Vanessa Wood, a professor at ETH Zurich specialised in electrical engineering, will now also supervise the university's approach to knowledge transfer and corporate relations.
Miami nabs Knoedler for innovation role
Alicia Knoedler will lead Miami University's Office of Research and Innovation on the back of 20 years working in research development.

Editor's Picks

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
Everything ventured, everything gained
Introducing the Global University Venturing Powerlist 2018
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