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Dr. Tim Boyle Appointed Chair of Global Alliance of Technology Transfer Professionals


(Washington, DC – Sept. 15, 2020)  ATTP, the Global Alliance of Technology Transfer Professionals, which represents professional bodies for commercialisation, industry engagement and entrepreneurship, has appointed a new chair – Dr Tim Boyle, Director of Innovation & Commercialisation at the Australia’s Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO). AUTM is a founding member of ATTP.

At ANSTO, Dr Boyle leads nandin, ANSTO’s Innovation Centre, and drives strategic initiatives toward challenge-based innovation, research commercialisation and economic development.

Dr Boyle succeeds former Chair of three-years, James Zanewicz, Chief Business Officer at Tulane University, and a former member of AUTM’s Board of Directors.
On Boyle’s appointment, Stephen J. Susalka, AUTM’s CEO said, “As an active thought leader in the global knowledge/technology transfer community, AUTM welcomes Dr. Boyle to the ATTP Chair position. His unique perspective in the field will further strengthen and expand the profession as we work together to address the pandemic of today and the challenges of tomorrow with the next generation of life-changing products and services.”
Boyle said he is embracing the opportunity to achieve greater positive impact in a “rapidly evolving field with profound changes in government, industry and research due to the COVID-19 pandemic.”

“Given the current unprecedented circumstances, there has never been a better time to be involved in the research commercialisation profession,” Boyle said. “Our industry is a key enabler of economic development as we transition towards a knowledge-based economy and society is looking towards science and innovation to lead the path to recovery.”

“I welcome all the opportunities and challenges that the role of ATTP Chair brings and look forward to working with this rapidly expanding group of professionals. We aim to globally align initiatives to take research to new frontiers of commercialisation and discovery,” Boyle concluded.

About ATTP
Formerly The Alliance of Technology Transfer Professionals, ATTP is the global peak rooftop body for Research Enterprise and Innovation. Representing over 20,000 individuals through an alliance of 14 international peak professional associations, ATTP is the custodian of the definition of the profession and confers the world-recognised Registered Technology Transfer Professional (RTTP) designation. The RTTP credential is the only global standard recognising Technology Transfer/Knowledge Exchange/Commercialisaton practice.

About AUTM
AUTM is the non-profit leader in efforts to educate, promote and inspire professionals to support the development of academic research that changes the world and drives innovation forward. Our community is comprised of more than 3,000 members who work in more than 800 universities, research centers, hospitals, businesses and government organizations around the globe.

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