Marc Sedam is the vice-president, technology opportunities and ventures, at New York University where he sits within NYU Langone Health. But his team is also responsible for tech transfer on NYU’s overseas campuses, and Marc tells us about the challenges this poses.
Marc talks about why his team hired an analyst for its venture fund and he discusses what it takes to be an ally — from making sure job adverts are posted in places where minorities will actually see them and arranging office hours at a time that’s actually convenient for women all the way to setting up an EDI committee at AUTM that reports directly to the board.
He also tells us why, if it’s ever appropriated, the funding for tech transfer offices in the CHIPS and Science Act could prove truly transformational for the US economy.
Find out, too, what Marc learned when he moved from the tech transfer office at UNC Chapel Hill into one of their spinouts in the 1990s.