TTO’s Allen departing after decade at helm

He helped establish scores of companies based on CU research

David AllenDavid N. Allen, Ph.D., University of Colorado associate vice president for technology transfer, is leaving his post after more than a decade at the university.

As leader of the CU Technology Transfer Office, Allen is responsible for intellectual property and technology licensing matters across the CU campuses. He became CU’s assistant vice president for technology transfer in February 2002; in June 2003, he was promoted to associate vice president.

Wednesday will be his last day. Allen is set to become executive director for Tech Launch Arizona at the University of Arizona starting Sept. 4.

“Dave Allen led our technology transfer efforts through a period of tremendous growth and innovation at the University of Colorado,” said CU President Bruce D. Benson. “The 80 companies based on CU technology that were established over the past decade are a vital, ongoing testament to Dave’s leadership in helping to bring the university’s research discoveries to market. We’re thankful for his work and wish him all the best in his new endeavor.”

Allen thanked CU leadership and colleagues “for a rewarding opportunity to serve the university and its research and entrepreneurial communities.”

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