In this Podcast Episode
As a part of our short series on Colorado biotech, Rob McNealy interviews David Allen, associate vice president of technology transfer at the University of Colorado, about the University of Colorado’s role in the biotech industry in Colorado and the nation.
David Allen’s Bio
David N. Allen became the University of Colorado’s assistant vice president for technology transfer in February 2002. In June 2003 he was promoted to associate vice president. As AVP he has responsibility for intellectual property and technology licensing matters across the three CU campuses. Dr. Allen’s primary objective is to continue the momentum that has led to a turn around of the CU technology transfer operation so it becomes one of the top technology transfer operations in the U.S.
Previously, Dr. Allen was the assistant vice president for technology partnerships at Ohio State University. In this role, he had responsibility for the Offices for Technology Licensing, Technology Partnerships and Business and Industry Contracts. Before coming to Ohio State in 1997, Dr. Allen was assistant vice president for technology and economic development at Ohio University, Athens. From 1991 to 1997, he managed two OU technology development programs: the Innovation Center Program and the Technology Transfer Office. Additional duties were assumed from July 1992 to October 1995 when he was the director of Ohio University’s Edison Biotechnology Institute.
Prior to working at Ohio University, he was a public policy and business administration professor at Pennsylvania State University, University Park. While at Penn State he was a consultant to a seed venture capital firm. He earned a PhD from Indiana University, Bloomington, in political economy in 1980.