Sean P. Flanigan, BA, LLB, RTTP

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      • Country: Canada
      • Job Title: Assistant Director Technology Partnerships
      • Company: University of Ottawa
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    Sean P. Flanigan, BA, LLB, RTTP

    Assistant Director Technology Partnerships

    University of Ottawa

    Immediate Past-President AUTM

    Sean Flanigan is the Immediate Past-President of the Association of University Technology Managers and a technology transfer practitioner. Mr. Flanigan studied law at the University of Ottawa and has been a member of the Ontario Bar since 1993. At the University of Ottawa Mr. Flanigan leads the team responsible for industrial liaison, technology development and transfer, new company creation and student entrepreneurship. He has created a student incubator ( www.startupgarage.ca ) and an applied research program for small and medium sized enterprises ( www.sme4sme.ca ). Mr. Flanigan is a member of the Board of Directors of several early stage technology based companies in the Ottawa region. In 2006 he became active in AUTM and in 2008 Mr. Flanigan became Vice President for Canada and in 2012 was selected as President-Elect by the AUTM membership. During his Presidency of AUTM in 2013-2014 Mr. Flanigan championed a wholesale strategic shift in the organization’s structure including development of a new strategic plan while overseeing one of the most successful annual meetings in AUTM history and achieving record breaking financial performance. Since 2010 he served as the Chair of the Governance committee of the Alliance of Technology Transfer Professionals (ATTP), which brought the Registered Technology Transfer Professional (RTTP) designation to the profession. uOttawa, is a comprehensive university with more than 40,000 students located in the heart of the Canada’s Capital and is one of Canada’s top 10 research universities with annual research expenditures exceeding $304M.