Technology Transfer Office Staff
Henry Nowak, J.D., M.B.A., M.S., Technology Manager
Henry Nowak joined the NDSU Technology Transfer Office in December, 2015. Henry is responsible for a portfolio of technologies resulting from research activities as NDSU, including intellectual property evaluation, marketing, negotiating and drafting agreements, and monitoring agreement performance. He also supports the Director of Technology Transfer to promote entrepreneurial development of university technologies.
Previously, Henry was the Assistant Director for Life Sciences in the Office of Technology Development at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he managed a portfolio for patenting, licensing and start-ups from the Schools of Pharmacy, Medicine, Public Health, Dentistry and the Departments of Chemistry, Biology, and Computer Science. He also oversaw the internship program utilizing students from business, law and science to develop utilization plans for university technologies.
His experience before moving to North Carolina included being the Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship in the College of Business at Colorado State University. Prior to that, he was the Director of the Technology Commercialization Office at Utah State University handling a portfolio of life science technologies and, pursuant to a Department of Defense security clearance, the portfolio of the Space Dynamics Laboratory.
Henry has also worked in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and agricultural biotechnology industry for more than fifteen years. Henry has a J.D., M.B.A. and an M.S. in biochemistry. In addition, he is a registered patent attorney.