IIN CEC Best Speaker Series
Wednesday, September 27, 2023
1-2:00 p.m. CDT
Hear from Alan Koncarevic, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Innovation and Corporate Partnerships at the University of Illinois Chicago, about key strategies he uses to identify high-value private sector partners.
In his role, Koncarevic leads innovation and strategic partnering efforts with industry and investors across the UIC ecosystem. He has a rich background in advancing innovation with more than 15 years of interdisciplinary experience in basic and translational research, commercial development, licensing, and partnering in corporate, venture creation, and academic settings. Prior to joining UIC, Alan led industry partnering efforts at the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Chicago. These efforts identified appropriate partners and developed mutually beneficial partnerships that provided opportunities for new research collaborations, sharing of complementary resources, co-location, talent exchange, investments in UChicago startups, and creation of joint ventures.