Welcome the 3 New Members of the OTTN Team

OTTN – and the University of Ottawa – are pleased to have three new technology transfer managers with experience at other institutions, join the OTTN team over the past two months.   You may have already met, or may already know some of them, but we encourage you to interact with our newest team members.

  • Perry M. Kim, PhD, Perry.Kim@uottawa.ca has over 20 yrs of research experience and over a decade of business experience.  He was recently Chief Operating Officer for a small pharmaceutical company developing agents for the treatment of heart disease.  Previous to this, Dr. Kim held the position of Director of Commercial Development at PARTEQ Innovations, the technology transfer arm of Queen’s University.  Dr. Kim was an assistant professor in the Dept. of Pharmacology and Toxicology and the School of Environmental Studies at Queen’s University and continues to hold an adjunct position with both departments.
  • François Nadeau Eng., MBA fnadeau@uottawa.ca has a professional background in both engineering and business (and holds an MBA and a Diploma in International Commerce). This has led François to work on projects in both local and international markets (USA, Europe), spanning from local university networks as technology transfer officer at Université du Québec en Outaouais to signing multi-million dollar deals with aerospace companies. With over 20 years of experience, François has experience in telecommunications, IT, sensors, optics and photonics, transport, as well as advanced technologies. He worked as project manager in product development, and has coached over 25 start-up companies, and has been responsible for portfolio investments amounting to $18M.
  • Catherine Geci M.Sc. LL.B. cgeci@uottawa.ca is responsible for evaluating the commercial potential of new technologies arising from life sciences research at the University and at OHRI.   Catherine is responsible for  developing strategies for commercializing technologies, negotiating licenses and other commercial agreements, and facilitating industry engagement with researchers. Catherine holds a Master of Science from McGill University and an LL.B. from the Université de Montréal. She was called to the Quebec Bar in 2006. Prior to joining the University of Ottawa, Catherine held positions as a lawyer and patent agent trainee at a Montreal-based firm, and as a technology transfer manager at the University of Guelph.

These three additions to the OTTN team will add domain expertise in life sciences and engineering and support activities at the University of Ottawa, OHRI, CHEO and the University of Ottawa Heart Institute.  They join other OTTN team members, Sean Flanigan, Mark Pearson Brian Julien, Anouk Fortin (OHRI) and Joe Irvine.   Financial support for these positions comes from the OCE Technology Transfer Network, the University of Ottawa and OHRI and all three positions are also part of the Rideau Commercialization Network.

About Ottawa Technology Transfer Network
The Ottawa Technology Transfer Network (OTTN) is a collaboration among academic research institutions affiliated with the University of Ottawa and who's goal is to enhance the economic impact of research commercialization through the sharing of best practices, enhanced market knowledge, student engagement and proactive industrial interation. OTTN members include the University of Ottawa, the Ottawa Hospital Research Institutie (OHRI), the Childrens' Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) and the Unviversity of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI)

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