Lindsay Klee is the new senior director of technology commercialisation at Wayne State University, having previously worked twice for University of Michigan.

Lindsay Klee has been named senior director of technology commercialisation at Wayne State University and will lead its Technology Commercialization Office.

Klee’s professional career to date includes stints as interim managing director and commercialisation director for University of Michigan’s Medical Innovation Center.

She first worked in Michigan’s Office of Technology Transfer from 2006 to 2007 before returning to the institution in 2010, staying until 2013 and helping to formalise and manage the Concept to Commercialization Fund that offered gap funding for life sciences.

Klee said: “I want to infuse my positive energy and enthusiasm for commercialisation throughout the university community in such a way that people feel inspired to persevere in new ways on commercial endeavours.

“I also want to increase appropriate resources, such as proactive case management and funding mechanisms that support accelerated bridges to commercialization milestones. Those are passions of mine.”

She added: “I come into this role on the shoulders of tech transfer, innovation and commercialisation giants who have supported me throughout my career. And some of them are still working in this region. I am sincerely delighted to be a leader in a league of other leaders.”