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26 May 2016

11:00 - 12:30 Parallel Sessions

Mobilizing with industry
The roles of university researchers in spin-outs

  11:00 - 12:30
  Room: 10 & 12, Hotel Scandic

Tom Hockaday, CEO, Isis Innovation Ltd (2006-2016), United Kingdom
Kristian Stromgaard, Founder and CSO of Avilex Pharma, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Jacqueline Ameri, Assistant Professor, The Danish Stem Cell Center, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

It is often said that university inventors should not become the CEOs of their own spin-outs. However, there is often no other obvious candidate, at least for the first few years of the spin-out’s life. What can be done to (1) widen the pool of CEO material outside the university and (2) prepare our inventors for the role of, at least interim, CEO of their spin-out? In this session, we will share success stories and best practice cases and discuss how to give both the spin-out and the people behind it the best possible start.

Moderator: Karen Laigaard, Director, TTO University of Copenhagen, Denmark | Member, Programming Committee, ASTP-Proton