We heard last week from Jennifer Skjellum, former Program Director at Chattanooga’s CO.LAB who ran last year’s inaugural edition of the “HealthTech Accelerator.” She has started a part-time position at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC).
According to the recent email announcement, she will “serve as a campus resource for UTC faculty, staff, and students to promote, encourage, and assist with IP and commercialization activities on campus. In her role as Commercialization Counselor, Jennifer will work with the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE), maintaining an office in the James R. Mapp Building where CIE is located. She will be available to meet with faculty on a regular basis to be a resource to help them succeed with managing their inventions to maximize their professional outcomes and potential future funding streams through active engagement in technology transition, licensing, and paths to entrepreneurship.”
Skjellum is no stranger to the entrepreneurial and tech commercialization space, having previously served as President of TechBirmingham, an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Birmingham-Southern College, and a senior executive in several tech start-ups.