Commercialization Network Liaison Wanted In Boulder

Published 2017-12-19
Expires 2019-06-18
ID #10695
Commercialization Network Liaison Wanted In Boulder
United-states, Colorado, Boulder,
Published December 19, 2017

Job details:

Job type: Full time
Occupation: Commercialization network liaison

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We are looking for a collaborative team member with a passion for developing early-stage
technologies into commercial impact. The Commercialization Network Liaison will lead CU Boulder's efforts to
bridge Boulder's outstanding innovation community together with university researchers who are commercializing their inventions.
/>The mission for the Commercialization Network Liaison is to increase the commercial impact of university
innovators and innovations, by building and enhancing university-community collaboration. Boulder possesses a unique community of talented
entrepreneurs and business leaders. This community exhibits a "give-first" and collaborative mentality, as described in Brad Feld's book
Startup Communities. There exists a significant opportunity to deepen the integration of CU Boulder's technology transfer operation
within the Boulder ecosystem, and the Commercialization Network Liaison will seize upon this opportunity.

The position will
report directly to the Director of Technology Transfer.

Who we are:

As one of 34 U.S.
public research institutions belonging to the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU)-and the only member in the Rocky
Mountain region-our goal at CU Boulder is to directly benefit the world through collaborative research, innovation and entrepreneurship. Our
faculty, staff and students work with the broader community to establish unique connections that have lasting outcomes-both across Colorado
and around the world. CU Boulder aspires to be the innovation university.

The Technology Transfer Office
(TTO) is a key catalyst for innovation. TTO's mission is to facilitate the transfer of breakthrough inventions from the University to
society. Our work is exciting, fast-paced, and multidisciplinary, bringing together the domains of business, science, and law.
/>The University of Colorado Boulder is situated in one of the most innovative communities in the country. Boulder has been ranked by Forbes
as the best city in America in which to start a business, and as the top city in America by Bloomberg's Brain Concentration Index.

What your key responsibilities will be:
  • Build and nurture a commercialization network of
    community members, wherein the network combines i) deep experience with early ventures and ii) breadth across CU Boulder's areas of
    technology innovation.
  • Leverage the commercialization network to advance and develop innovative technologies and to help develop
    commercialization skillsets among faculty, grad student, and post doc inventors.
  • Create programming to connect network advisors
    with a high-throughput of university inventors.
  • Manage an Entrepreneur in Residence program, which is made up of a small subset of
    Network advisors. Optimize deployment of current EIRs, and recruit new EIRs.
  • Liaise with RIO communications staff to create and
    deliver commercialization network promotion to i) faculty, graduate student, and post-doc inventors, and ii) current and prospective network
  • Collaborate with TTO case managers to identify the best opportunities for the commercialization network.
  • Coach
    campus inventors prior to their engagement with network advisors.
  • Facilitate advisor meetings, document meeting content, create
    action plans, and track their execution.
  • Benchmark CU Boulder's commercialization network with other leading universities.

What you should know:

This position may involve occasional evening events.

What we can offer:

We offer a competitive salary, commensurate with experience, starting
at $100,000. In addition, t he University of Colorado offers href="" target="_blank"> excellent benefits , including medical, dental,
retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder
County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the target="_blank"> University of Colorado Boulder .

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What we require:

  • Bachelor's degree in science or engineering from an accredited institution.
  • At least 6 years of professional experience focused
    on the commercialization of early, innovative technologies.
What you will need:
  • A creative
    and entrepreneurial mindset
  • Excellent networking and relationship skills - this is critical to building a world-class
    commercialization network
  • An ability to harness and drive group creativity toward action
  • A deep understanding of the
    commercialization of research innovations, including key developmental steps and pitfalls
  • Ability to strive toward excellence in
    both i) individual commercialization projects, and ii) the portfolio of projects at the high-scale produced by the campus

  • Sensitivity to and appreciation of cultural, political and geographical differences, with ability to work well with faculty, staff and
    students from around the world.
What we'd like you to have:
  • Master's degree or higher in
    science, engineering, or business, or a law degree
  • Proven success working within or directly with higher education

  • Knowledge of and connections into the Boulder/Denver innovation ecosystem
Preferred qualifications may be used to further
reduce the pool of applicants to those who are most highly qualified.

Application Materials Required : Cover Letter, Resume/CV,
Additional Attachments - Refer to Application Materials Instructions Below Application Materials Instructions : Applications Materials
Instructions: To apply, please submit the following materials to this posting at target="_blank">
1. A current resume.

2. A COVER LETTER that specifically addresses how your
background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications and responsibilities of the position. MOST PARTICULARLY, please tell
us how your six-plus years of professional experience will position you to engage with the Boulder innovation ecosystem and leverage it to
enhance commercialization at CU Boulder.

Please combine materials into one document and upload as titled:
Please do not upload references at this time.

External Relations

Department: B0001 -- Boulder Campus - 10129 - Office of Technology

Posting Date: Dec 15, 2017

Closing Date: Jan 15, 2018, 11:59:00 PM

Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

Contact Email: href="mailto:[email protected]" target="_blank">[email protected]

Posting Number: 00741684

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