Turner Center for Entrepreneurship - Director of Technology Commercialization
The Turner Center for Entrepreneurship invites applications for a Director of Technology Commercialization.
Established in 2001 by a gift from Robert ’77 MBA ’78 and his wife Carolyn, the Turner Center for Entrepreneurship builds on the college’s historic strength in small business assistance. The center brings together educational, research, and related programs and services to help entrepreneurs and family business owners create more successful businesses. The
The Director of Technology Commercialization is based within the Turner Center. It is funded through a cooperative agreement the
The primary task of the Director of Technology Commercialization is to:
- Facilitate the commercialization and acceleration of technology generated by the region’s manufacturers and businesses, academic community, technology research centers, and entrepreneurs.
- Assist in assessing the economic potential of new technology, define potential markets, identify funding needs and potential funding sources, and assist clients in planning and implementing technology development plans.
- Collaborate with public and private resources in support of program and client needs.
- Facilitate training programs to support technology commercialization and acceleration within the community.
- Facilitate impact surveys of the success of technology commercialization and/or acceleration and its economic impact.
- Assist with student-based new-technology development projects
The Director reports to the Turner Center Director of Operations, with indirect reporting to IMEC. The Director is a liaison to partner organizations and facilitates building strong relationships with small businesses, area manufacturers, research laboratories, faculty, and community economic development organizations.
A Bachelor’s Degree is required, preferably in engineering, the sciences, technical, or business related field; master’s degree is desirable. Candidates must possess strong communication skills - both verbal and written; experience with basic computer programs including word processing and spreadsheets and ability to interact effectively with a diverse constituency including inventors, investors, entrepreneurs, faculty and staff at Bradley, IMEC clients and partners, and other area agencies including the University of Illinois College of Medicine and the USDA-ARS-NCAUR, state officials, and industry representatives.
Additionally, competitive candidates should have:
- Experience in bringing to market, managing, and/or commercializing new technologies and innovations.
- Experience in product development process management, intellectual property, business and financial planning, and the funding of new ventures through grants, loans, angel investors, or venture capital
- A sincere interest in working with entrepreneurs and start-up/early stage technology ventures.
Local, regional and national travel is required and occasional commitments before 8 a.m. and after 5 p.m. and on weekends both off and on campus.
Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Qualified applicants should send a cover letter addressing qualifications for the position, resume and complete contact information for three professional references electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Employment with