uOttawa/OTTN members in Canadian and International tech transfer organizations

Although the academic technology transfer community is small,  it is unusual to have two individuals from one institution in senior positions at a national and international level.

In November 2011, Sean Flanigan (Assistant Director, Technology Partnerships, uOttawa) was elected to the Board of Directors of AUTM http://www.autm.net/Home.htm  as President-Elect.   Sean begins his three year term on the AUTM Board in March.  AUTM’s members come from more than 350 post-secondary institutions engaged in the management and licensing of innovations derived from research.  Sean has previously served as AUTM VP for Canada.

Later in November, at the Innovation 2011 meeting in Montreal,  Joe Irvine (Director, TTBE and founder, OTTN) was elected as Chair of the Board of ACCT Canada http://www.acctcanada.ca/  Founded in 2005, ACCT Canada provides a unique nation-wide platform for all proponents in the Canadian innovation ecosystem to collaborate at the institution-industry interface.

We congratulate both for their leadership, their commitment to the profession, and for the visibility this brings to uOttawa and the OTTN team.

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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