2016 World IP Day Symposium - Saudi Arabia
Director of Industry Engagement and Technology Transfer, King Khalifah Universiity
Dr. Jones's primary responsibility centers on increasing interactions between for-profit companies and Khalifa University. Opportunities for companies to work with Khalifa University include: collaborative research and development, student internships and hiring, executive short courses, advanced degrees for company employees and much more. Dr. Jones is also responsible for ensuring that the University's intellectual property is protected and transferred efficiently to commerce. Dr. Jones joined Khalifa University in April 2014. He was previously Director of Tech Transfer at Washington State University and Director of Commercialization -Life Sciences at Virginia Tech. He has extensive entrepreneurial experience. Dr. Jones has founded two companies, and he has helped launch many university start-ups and spinouts. He has served on the Board of Directors at numerous for profit and not-for-profit companies. Dr. Jones is an inventor of 3 US patents, has been an invited speaker / trainer at numerous local, national and international technology transfer conferences and events and has published in his area of research interest - the complex interaction of food and agriculture with international development and intellectual property.