Irish Knowledge & Technology Transfer Leader achieves Lifetime Achievement Award

Global University Venturing has selected Dr Alison Campbell, for its Lifetime Achievement Award to honour the positive impact her career has had on technology transfer.

Campbell’s dedication to technology transfer was recognised at the gala dinner of the GUV:Fusion conference in London on 22 May 2018.

Dr Campbell said:

Few achievements are made by individuals alone. I have been very fortunate to have a career in a profession that I care about and to work with people that I respect and, together, it's been possible to make things happen. Progress is enduring and I'm very excited about the future for knowledge and technology transfer worldwide. I'm thrilled to receive this honour from Global University Venturing and for the recognition it confers on the profession.

Alison is Director of Knowledge Transfer Ireland (KTI), the national office responsible for policy, practice and the performance of the Irish knowledge & technology transfer (KTT) system. 

She is also the Chair of AUTM, a non-profit leader in efforts to educate, promote and inspire technology transfer professionals throughout their careers to support the development of academic research that changes the world.

Alison was awarded an OBE in 2010 (UK) in recognition of her contribution to Knowledge Transfer. 

Having started her career in the biotech industry, she then occupied a variety of academic-industry interface positions, including as CEO at Medical Research Council Technology, UK, and at King’s College London where she led technology transfer and research support. Alison has served as a non-executive director on a number of companies.

Previously, as Chair of Praxis (now PraxisAuril, UK), she led the merger with Unico and for many years led its professional development activities. Alison is also a founder and immediate past- Chair of ATTP, the body that sets the global standards for the profession and awards the Registered Technology Transfer Professional (RTTP) credential. She has acted as an international advisor to a range of research organisations and government departments.