In June, Tony Armstrong, president and CEO of the Indiana University Research and Technology Corp., will participate in two panel discussions about technology transfer.
“The discussions will have similar content: how technology transfer offices have to evolve to support their local economy and university,” he said. “Technology transfer professionals must engage more deeply with industry and community partners; integrate administrative functions like industry contracting; and broaden their work on entrepreneurship, technology development and undergraduate education.”
June 14, he will be part of a panel at the sixth annual Deshpande Symposium for Innovation & Entrepreneurship in Higher Education in Lowell, Massachusetts. Other panelists include Judith Cone, vice chancellor for innovation, entrepreneurship & economic development, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Paul Roben, associate vice chancellor for innovation and commercialization, University of California, San Diego; and James K. Woodell, vice president for economic development and community engagement, Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities.
June 26, Armstrong will appear on a panel at the 10th annual meeting of the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities’ Commission on Innovation, Competitiveness, and Economic Prosperity in San Diego. Other panelists include Roben; Maura Donovan, executive director of the Office of University Economic Development, University of Minnesota; Christian S. Iverson, director of technology transfer services, Utah State University; and Julie Nagel, president of KU Innovation and Collaboration and associate vice chancellor for innovation and entrepreneurship, University of Kansas.
“Attendees will get to the heart of the results of the CICEP initiative of examining the evolution of technology transfer offices. They will have immediate access to the strategies and tactics being implemented at offices around the country,” Armstrong said. “The panel discussions also benefit IURTC, as I share what we’re doing in Indianapolis and Bloomington. IU will be shown as a leader on this topic, and we’ll be placed at the forefront of the continued evolution.”