Dr Alan Paau
Executive Director & Vice Provost for Technology Transfer & Economic Development, The Cornell Center for Technology Enterprise & Commercialization
Dr Alan S. Paau is vice provost for technology transfer and economic development at Cornell University, as well as executive director of the Cornell Center for Technology, Enterprise, and Commercialization (CCTEC). In this role, he is responsible for the strategic management of all technologies and intellectual property that arise from the research activities at Cornell University - both at the Weill Medical College in NYC and at the general campus in Ithaca, NY.
Prior to joining Cornell in 2007, Dr Paau led the Technology Transfer Office at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), where he developed a successful Start-Up Boot Camp program. The Boot Camp stimulated an entrepreneurial culture at UCSD by bringing together faculty, lawyers, accountants, entrepreneurs, and venture capitalists.
Previously, he was executive director of the Iowa State University Research Foundation, where he developed a focused technology transfer approach, and Associate Director of the Biotechnology Center at the Ohio State University, with responsibilities in research administration, technology management, and industry liaison. Dr Paau held faculty appointments in several departments at Iowa State and Ohio State. He has published more than 30 refereed research articles, and holds 8 US and 15 foreign patents.