David Allen Named Executive Director of Tech Launch Arizona

Aug. 22, 2012

Tech Launch Arizona is a technology commercialization center aimed at helping move knowledge and inventions developed at the UA to the market.

The University of Arizona has named David N. Allen the inaugural executive director of Tech Launch Arizona(link is external), a technology commercialization center formed at the University late last year.

Allen has 30 years of academic and practitioner experience in technology management and commercialization and most recently served 10 years as associate vice president for technology transfer at the University of Colorado, where he was credited with transforming an under-performing intellectual property licensing operation into one of national prominence. He was chosen to lead Tech Launch Arizona following a national search and will start the new position effective Sept. 4.