U-M Tech Transfer Adds Four to National Advisory Board
ANN ARBOR—Four national leaders in entrepreneurship, technology transfer and venture capital investment have joined the University of Michigan’s Tech Transfer National Advisory Board. The sixteen-member board met on Thursday November 11th to guide the University’s efforts in commercializing its technologies.
The four new members are:
"The National Advisory Board has proven to be an effective resource for the UM tech transfer effort,” Snyder said. ‘They have provided hands-on assistance and increased the range of options available for all of our University of Michigan technologies."
The National Board of Advisors also includes: Board chair Rick Snyder, chief executive officer, Ardest a; Thomas Bumol, vice president, Research Technologies and Proteins, Eli Lilly and Co.; David Canter, senior vice president and director, Pfizer Inc.; John Denniston, chief operating officer, Kleiner, Perkins, Caulfield and Byers; Jan Garfinkle, Managing Partner, Arboretum Ventures; Sabrina Keeley, President, Ann Arbor Area Chamber of Commerce; Tom Kinnear, executive director, U-M’s Zell-Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies; Ken Pelowski, Pinnacle Ventures Management; Thomas Porter, Trillium Ventures; Doug Rothwell, Executive Director, Worldwide Real Estate, General Motors Corporation; Chuck Salley, CAS Ventures; Michael Staebler, partner, Pepper Hamilton;
About U-M Tech Transfer
The University of Michigan has one of the largest, most diverse
and most successful research programs in the world. U-M Tech Transfer actively
seeks partners to assist in getting the benefits of this research to the public.
During fiscal year 2004, the University recorded 285 new invention disclosures
from U-M researchers, 13 new business startups with U-M technologies and $11.7
million in license revenues.
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