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Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research & Innovation • Managing Director, Venture Partners at CU Boulder

Bryn is the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research & Innovation and Managing Director of Venture Partners at CU Boulder, serving the CU Boulder and UCCS campuses. Together with his team, he works with faculty, students, and the extended innovation ecosystem to commercialize technologies coming out of CU research. Identifying, evaluating, protecting, and partnering IP assets are among the core Venture Partners activities Bryn oversees. Venture Partners' functions directly support larger campus goals of innovation, positive societal impact, and faculty and student development. Bryn has been with Venture Partners at CU Boulder since 2009 and was formerly Senior Officer with the technology transfer group at the University of British Columbia. He began his career in research innovation in industry, where he managed disease genetics and pharmacogenetics research at a leading pharmaceutical company. He holds an undergraduate degree in biochemistry from the University of Victoria, a master's in biotechnology from the University of Toronto, and a second master’s degree in counseling psychology from Naropa University.