Executive Director/Associate Vice President of Technology Transfer and New Business Development – Case Western Reserve University

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Case Western Reserve University’s Technology Transfer Office (TTO) serves innovators with full-spectrum intellectual property services. For both faculty and students, they provide support for intellectual property and commercialization that spans the research & development continuum. They serve researchers by assessing and building upon the commercial potential of new ideas and inventions.

Through interaction with inventors, regional and national networks, including affiliate healthcare systems, and potential commercial partners, Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) endeavors to determine the best path of translation and ultimate commercialization for University intellectual assets. Read more about the Office of Research & Technology Management.

Position Summary

  • Organization: Case Western Reserve University (CWRU)
  • Title: Executive Director or Associate Vice President
  • Salary range: $245,000-$260,000
  • Work environment: On site, must reside locally
  • Visa Sponsorship: Yes

Case Western Reserve University Technology Transfer Office Metrics

Read more about the office and fiscal year metrics.

CWRU Technology Transfer Office metrics from the previous five fiscal years

Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) is a comprehensive AAU R1 university that prides itself on both discovery and translational research that profoundly impacts the world. In 2021, CWRU reported $422 million in research expenditures, ranking it 66th in the nation. Seventeen of CWRU’s faculty and alumni have been Nobel laureates, including Albert A. Michelson, the first American to win the Nobel Prize in science. In addition, CWRU currently has three members of the National Academy of Science, four members of the National Academy of Medicine, and five members of the National Academy of Engineering, including Dr. Eric W. Kaler, the current President of CWRU, who has prioritized substantially growing the University’s research. The Technology Transfer Office (TTO) has a staff of 17 persons, currently produces over 100 issued patents annually and has launched more than 25 new companies in the last five years with over $600 million raised by CWRU start-ups over the same time period.

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CWRU is executing on an ambitious plan to grow the research enterprise by approximately 50% to $600m, with a special emphasis on expanding translational science and engineering. Progress is observable with 11% growth in the past year, and receipt of an $14.2 million grant to establish a center of excellence for material durability as well as an almost $1 million National Science Foundation Engines Development Award to drive the region’s sustainable manufacturing strategy.

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Gardner Innovation Search Partners has been retained to manage this search. Gardner Innovation Search Partners is the top technology transfer recruiter in the world, and is committed to presenting a diverse slate of candidates who possess the skills, expertise, and enthusiasm to thrive in this role.

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Gardner Innovation Search Partners has been retained to manage this search. Gardner Innovation Search Partners is the top technology transfer recruiter in the world, and is committed to presenting a diverse slate of candidates who possess the skills, expertise, and enthusiasm to thrive in this role.

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Lisa Rooney, Recruiter
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(740) 251-7390

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