DIRECTOR, TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Company: University of Missouri System
Posted on: February 25, 2021
DIRECTOR, TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT #00031804
Technology Transfer and Economic Development Application Deadline
Open until filled with review of applications to--begin January 11,
2021 Full Time/Part Time Salary commensurate with education and
experience. Job Description Director, Technology Transfer and Small
Business Development Center (SBDC), oversees 22K ft 2 Technology
Development Center (office space), leads technology transfer and
business development activities for campus and region, leads
negotiations with industry for master research agreements,
Industry/University consortium agreements and serves on UM System
- Identify S&T intellectual property to protect, promote and
manage such intellectual property, including copyright, patents and
licensing/equity decisions at S&T, and help to educate the
faculty, staff and students about technology transfer opportunities
- Collaborate with the Office of Sponsored Programs to assist
with proposals for extramural funding that have a business
- Lead outreach efforts to faculty, staff, students and others to
identify and market opportunities; create systematic ways to reach
important constituents with regular updates.
- Develop new innovation and entrepreneurship programs and
support existing ones across campus, including startup challenges,
innovation labs, maker programs, coaching/mentoring, incubators,
accelerators and venture funding programs.
- Develop programs to recruit new students to build an
innovation-centric campus community.
- Expand efforts to license promising inventions by improving
marketing efforts, leveraging alumni resources and exploring
creative business creation models.
- Grow royalty income generated through licensing
- Participate in System Technology Transfer Director
- Participate as ex-officio member of UM patent committee.
- Evaluate decisions related to invention disclosures.
- Manage patent process interface with outside patent
- Identify commercialization partners to license
- Negotiate license agreements (legal approval through UM
- Ongoing management of active licenses. Small Business
Development Center (SBDC)
- Serve as SBDC Center Director for S&T center - responsible
for 8 counties.
- Expand the reach of the SBDC program along the I-44
- Provide training and education on entrepreneurship and business
development skills to both the campus community and region - Goals
established annually with the State Office of the SBDC program;
these goals typically include business creation, job creation and
- Provide coaching, mentoring training and support to the small
businesses in the region to improve entrepreneurial skills and
abilities increasing likelihood of success of the business venture.
Goals will include training numbers, training satisfaction
- Form or expand partnerships with regional groups that
promote/support entrepreneurship and business development, such as
Cortex, ITEN, BioStL, Missouri Technology Corporation, etc.
- Participate in Directors' calls and planning sessions, annual
reviews, plan annual metrics and participate in State
recertification with the SBA.
- Supervise Business Counselors in the office, ensure goals are
met and counseling is properly documented.
- Serve as Technology Counselor for region (SBIR/STTR reviews,
coaching, pitch reviews).
- Attend trainings, maintain professional development and
- Participate in MOFAST planning and training.
- Oversight of building, building maintenance and custodial
- Ongoing management and engagement with existing tenants.
- Identification and attraction of new tenants.
- Initiation of leasing documents (lease negotiation is currently
handled by UM real estate office and UM Legal). Office Technology
Transfer and Economic Development management
- Development and management of budget.
- Oversight and appraisal of staff.
- Participate in University Research Center Director meetings.
--Office of Sponsored Programs support
- Manage and negotiate campus wide research and technology
transfer related NDA/MTA (legal approval through UM legal,
delegated signature authority).
- Negotiate and manage industry research agreements and industry
- Support office with miscellaneous agreements, MOUs, letters of
intent, IP plans for government contracts, etc. Grants
- PI of Missouri Enterprise grant Minimum Qualifications A
Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and
experience and at least 7 years of experience from which comparable
knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary. Preferred
Previous experience leading technology transfer and business
development activities for campus and region; leading negotiations
with industry for master research agreements, Industry/University
consortium agreements; and service on Patent Committee. Comments
The final candidate is required to provide copies of official
transcript(s) for any college degree(s) listed in application
materials submitted. Copies of transcript(s) should be provided
prior to the start of employment. In addition, the final candidate
may be required to verify other credentials listed in application
materials. Failure to provide official transcript(s) or other
required verification may result in the withdrawal of the job
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