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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Tom Vanhoutte: Imec.xpand