D. Joe Irvine
D. Joe Irvine
Work E-mail: jirvine@uOttawa.ca
Joe Irvine has been the Director, Innovation Support Services at uOttawa since 2005, where he has responsibility for the overall management of the collaborative research and business development teams as well as the promotion of industry engagement with research and technology. Mr. Irvine supports contract research, technology development and new ventures including the launch of over seventy new companies. He has raised and managed over $10M in external funding for technology transfer, business development, and entrepreneurship support at uOttawa.
During this period, the Ottawa Technology Transfer Network (OTTN) was established (2006) to link the affiliated hospital research institutions and the University of Ottawa, the Bio-Entrepreneurship workshop series was launched (2008), the Start-up Garage program for student entrepreneurs was created (2010) and, with the Faculty of Engineering and Telfer School of Management, facilitated the launch of the uOttawa Entrepreneurship Hub (2014).
Joe has served on the boards of economic development agencies, hospital research institutes, start-up companies and on professional organizations. In 2014 Joe received the AUTM Award for Outstanding Service to the Canadian Technology Transfer Community.