Syndexa and Technology Transfer at Harvard
Kohlberg was hired in 2005 by Harvard to lead their technology transfer department. Under his leadership a new agenda for the group was created with the goal that in “five years from now, even three years from now, that Harvard has the most effective and socially responsible technology transfer program in the country.” The focus on technology development meant that the OTD would now proactively add value to Harvard-patented technologies by seeking new opportunities for commercializing inventions that have great public benefit.
Dean Bloom is focused on ensuring that Gokhan is able to maintain his commitment and focus to his basic research responsibilities while building his interdisciplinary department. Bloom believes that it is crucial that Gokhan’s research discoveries need to move from the bench-top to the bedside. However, he is worried about Gokhans ability to maintain his obligations to both Harvard and Syndexa and has definite “concerns about how realistic he is being about how much time the company will require of him.”
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