KINGSTON, ON – John Molloy, President and CEO of PARTEQ Innovations, been recognized for his contributions to technology transfer by the industry’s largest professional organization.
The Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) has awarded Mr. Molloy its AUTM Canada Award in recognition of his outstanding service to the technology transfer community. The award was presented today at AUTM’s annual general meeting in San Antonio, TX.
“John belongs to a select group of individuals who helped to shape our profession from its earliest days,” says Gina Funicelli, AUTM Assistant Vice President for Canada. “For more than a quarter-century he has freely shared his experience and expertise with both AUTM and our sister organization, ACCT Canada as a speaker, advisor, panel moderator, and startups course instructor. His vision, his integrity, and his unwavering passion for his work make him an outstanding role model for our next generation of technology transfer leaders.”
“John has devoted his career to seeing our researchers’ work make an impact, while also being a strong advocate for policies and programs that enhance this work,” says Steven Liss, Vice-Principal (Research) at Queen’s. “This recognition from his peers is well deserved.”
“I am honoured to receive this award,” says Mr. Molloy. “This profession has given me the opportunity to make an impact in ways I never would have imagined when I started.”
Mr. Molloy joined PARTEQ in 1987, helping it bring to market discoveries from Queen’s University and other institutions, resulting in nearly 50 companies, $1.2 billion in investment, 8,000 person-years of employment, and returning more than $30 million to inventors and their institutions.
A tireless advocate for building a more innovative economy through technology commercialization, he was a founding director of ACCT Canada. He is a also a member of boards of directors of numerous companies, both private and public, including the Ontario Genomics Institute and the Canadian Stem Cell Network.
PARTEQ Innovations is the not-for-profit technology transfer office founded by Queen’s University, and is a partner in the Rideau Commercialization Network. PARTEQ works with institutional researchers and the business and venture capital communities to bring early stage technologies to market. Since 1987 PARTEQ has been instrumental in the establishment of more than 45 companies developing a variety of products, from potential drugs for Alzheimer’s, cancer and heart disease to automated bacteria detection for water systems, solar-powered appliances, and advanced materials used in the plastics, automotive, aerospace and household appliance industries.
The Association of University Technology Managers is a nonprofit organization with an international membership of more than 3,000 technology managers and business executives. AUTM members — managers of intellectual property, one of the most active growth sectors of the global economy —come from universities, research institutions and teaching hospitals worldwide as well as numerous businesses and government organizations.