Universities must view know-how switch as a part of their mission, and supply funding to make world impression.
David Allen has been concerned in know-how commercialization associated analysis, instruction and apply for the reason that mid 80’s. Vice President at College of Arizona is his newest and certain final institutional gig. At Arizona he heads Tech Launch Arizona (TLA) the commercialization unit for the College. He molded a crew that has cultivated authentic and cribbed from others main college commercialization apply processes. TLA has hand constructed an innovation ecosystem that leverages companions throughout the UA and the prolonged Arizona enterprise and UA alumni communities. His strategic planning method which incorporates efficiency expectations is unusual throughout universities.
Earlier than coming to Arizona in 2012, Dave spent twenty years main know-how commercialization packages at first Ohio College, then Ohio State College after which College of Colorado. He’s identified within the discipline as a “flip round man”, remodeling underperforming college know-how switch operations into key institutional belongings. David N. Allen, Ph.D., started his management of Tech Launch Arizona in September 2012. He has over 30 years of expertise in technology-related analysis, instruction and apply. Earlier than coming to the College of Arizona, Dr. Allen served because the Affiliate Vice President (AVP) for Expertise Switch on the College of Colorado from February 2002 to August 2012. Previous to CU, he was an AVP at Ohio State (Columbus), Ohio College (Athens) and a professor at Penn State College (College Park).
He has introduced an revolutionary and accelerated method to the College of Arizona’s know-how commercialization engine. Since his arrival, he has led the whole transformation of the UA’s former Workplace of Expertise Switch and the long-standing Workplace of College Analysis Parks into Tech Launch Arizona. He experiences on to UA President Robert C. Robbins.
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