Technology Transfer Manager - AgorIP

Swansea University - School of Management

There are 3 posts available and each is a fixed term position to December 2020 and the commencing salary will be on the grade 9 salary scale for Administrative Professional and Managerial (APM) Staff, together with USS benefits, if required: 

The normal expectation is that the successful applicant will be appointed to the minimum of the scale with annual increments on 1 October each year (subject to completing six months service).

The University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity in all of its practices and activities. We aim to establish an inclusive environment and particularly welcome applications from diverse backgrounds. 

Main Purpose of the Post

The AgorIP (Open IP) Operation will provide an Open Access Open Innovation Framework, available to academia, University Health Boards and industrial collaborators across West Wales and the Valleys servicing a pipeline of some 300-400 commercial opportunities at various levels of Technology Readiness Levels (TRLs).

AgorIP will be led and managed by the School of Management, within the established governance of Swansea University. Research commercialised by the project will be drawn from across the University’s Colleges and partners (such as the Welsh University Health Boards), providing clear separation between project activity and resource, and the researchers involved in development of the technology for commercialisation.

The Technology Transfer Manager will manage AgorIP technology transfer activities relating to commercial opportunities at Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 4 and above which have been identified at Swansea University and beyond, including Health Boards, other Higher Education Establishments (HEIs) using Swansea Innovations Ltd (a wholly owned subsidiary of Swansea University) as the vehicle for commercialisation.

AgorIP is an ambitious project to build linkages with IP inventors across Wales with particular emphasis on Universities and Health Boards (UHB), and to commercialise those IPs for the good of the regions. This will require substantial external efforts to build, consolidate and contractually define external relationships and the IPs relevant to the project.

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Closing date: 11pm March 17, 2017

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