Talking About Training With Trainers at AUTM’s Eastern Region Meeting
September is a great time to be in Boston, especially for an AUTM Eastern Region Meeting! I’m looking forward to connecting with AUTM colleagues and especially to participating in a session on training university interns.
Providing Trainees with the Skills We Want to Hire will explore the state of tech transfer and business development skills education. Our panel will discuss internships with university Tech Transfer Offices (TTOs) as well as fellowship programs and the growing role of startups and entrepreneurism.
- Alex Turo, now at Innovation Ventures of Rutgers University and trained interns at Columbia University
- Mitchell Fullerton, Columbia Technology Ventures, a former intern who’s now training interns at Columbia
- Jen Rice, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, who was an intern at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign then helped manage an intern program at Harvard University, and now runs Takeda’s business development fellowship
- Meghan McGill, Harvard University, who directs the university’s commercialization boot camp
With such an experienced panel, I’m expecting a lively discussion with lots of practical takeaways. I’ll follow up after the meeting to share key highlights. In the meantime, we’ve set up this webpage to share session information, articles, and other resources.