Dr. Kelly Sexton, Associate VP for Research,
Technology Transfer and Innovation Partnerships Office of Technology Transfer, University of Michigan
“University of Michigan Technology Transfer: Commercializing Innovation”
Introducer: David Hartman
Michigan is the leading public research university in the country, and only Johns Hopkins receives more federal research dollars. U-M Tech Transfer is responsible for commercializing research discoveries. How well is that going? What is the impact on the local economy? What’s the trend? What are the key issues?
Prior to her arrival at U-M in 2018, Kelly was the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Technology Commercialization and New Ventures at North Carolina State University,
Kelly holds a Ph.D. in Molecular Pathology from the University of California, San Diego She completed her postdoctoral studies at Stanford. Kelly serves as co-chair of the U-M Roundtable on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, on the Advisory Board for the Detroit Chapter of Venture for America, and the Executive Committee of Ann Arbor SPARK.