Tony Armstrong, president and CEO of the Indiana University Research and Technology Corp., will participate in a panel at the second annual Venture Houston, taking place Nov. 8-9. The event will be hosted by Global Corporate Venturing and Global University Venturing.
The “Best Practices to Create and Fund Startups from Universities and Public Research Labs Based on the GUV Powerlist 100” panel also includes Christine Gulbranson, senior vice president and chief innovation officer, University of California; Rafi Hofstein, CEO, MaRS Innovation; and Aanand Radia, partner, University Ventures.
“I’m honored to represent Indiana University on this panel. I look forward to sharing our best practices to create and fund startups as well as learning best practices from the other panelists,” Armstrong said.
IURTC catalyzes entrepreneurial activities at Indiana University and provides support for IU innovation-based startup companies. It advises and connects IU startups to capital and commercialization partners, industry mentors, and leadership talent. It also develops appropriate programming and startup space to accelerate company growth.
In May, Global University Venturing named IURTC its Tech Transfer Unit of the Year. IURTC managed technology transfer activities through its first 20 years, but in 2017 its focus was shifted to entrepreneur support. The IU Innovation and Commercialization Office, which operates within the Office of the Vice President for Research, now manages technology transfer for all university intellectual property.