Talking Tech Transfer

Moray Wright: Parkwalk Advisors

Thierry Heles talks to Moray Wright, co-founder and chief executive of Parkwalk Advisors, the fund management subsidiary of commercialisation firm IP Group.

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Alicia Löffler: Northwestern University

Thierry Heles talks to Alicia Löffler, associate provost for Innovation & New Ventures, associate vice president for Research and executive director, INVO, Center for Translational Innovation (CTI) at Northwestern University.

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Nichole Mercier: Washington University in St Louis

Thierry Heles talks to Nichole Mercier, assistant vice-chancellor and managing director for technology transfer at Washington University in St Louis, about increasing engagement from female researchers, the impact of the pandemic on women faculty with children and fostering serial entrepreneurs that choose to stay in the local ecosystem.

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Tony Raven: Cambridge Enterprise

Thierry Heles talks to Tony Raven, chief executive of University of Cambridge’s commercialisation arm Cambridge Enterprise, about abandoning long-held beliefs in the workplace, his help in launching both IP Group and Cambridge Innovation Capital and the importance of running a tech transfer operation worthy of the Cambridge brand.

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Orin Herskowitz: Columbia University

Thierry Heles talks to Orin Herskowitz, senior vice-president of intellectual property and tech transfer for Columbia University, and executive director of Columbia Technology Ventures, about New York’s accelerators, the upsides of Zoom meetings and why having a humanities degree is the perfect background for heading a tech transfer office.

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Tony Armstrong: IU Ventures

Thierry Heles talks to Tony Armstrong, president and chief executive of IU Ventures, about how the organisation supports Indiana University spinouts and startups.

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Lesley Millar-Nicholson: MIT’s Technology Licensing Office

Thierry Heles talks to Lesley Millar-Nicholson, director of MIT’s Technology Licensing Office and Catalysts, about a bumper year despite the pandemic.

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Peter Devine: Uniseed

Thierry Heles talks to Peter Devine about Uniseed, Australia’s longest running venture fund that operates at the Universities of Melbourne, Queensland, Sydney & New South Wales, and the CSIRO.

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Jim Wilkinson: Oxford Sciences Innovation

Thierry Heles talks to Jim Wilkinson of Oxford Sciences Innovation about the company and how they invest.

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Darek DeFreece: UC Berkeley

Thierry Heles talks to Darek DeFreece, who at the time of recording was the managing director of Berkeley Academic Ventures.

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