Director, Innovation Institute
Tulane University New Orleans, LA Full-time Education
Posted on January 5, 2023
The Director, Innovation Institute is a member of the Tulane University Innovation Institute (TUII) team. TUII is designed to bridge the gap between university research and industry, catalyzing the conversion of Tulane’s world-class research into technologies, products, and university spinouts with real-world impact. The Director is responsible for performing administrative duties in the management and coordination of a large, specialized project and program. This position performs varied and complex administrative duties requiring independent judgment and the application of established policies and procedures. They will collaborate with faculty and staff on activity development and monitoring so that project activities and expenditures are tracked.
The primary role is to 1) help develop, implement, and support programs for the Institute’s core pillars to commercialize, energize, and vitalize, 2) help manage and steward early-stage commercialization and startup teams within the innovation funnel toward a funding opportunity, 3) developing a “nurturing” community for innovator and entrepreneurs, and 4) tracking and reporting success ensuring long term program sustainability.
The Tulane Innovation Institute will leverage and harness the expertise of the Albert Lepage Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, the Phyllis M. Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Design Thinking, the Office of Intellectual Property Management, and other campus programs and initiatives to build viable startups and educate innovators and entrepreneurs.