Isaac T. KohlbergSenior Associate Provost and Chief Technology Development Officer
Isaac is responsible for the strategic management and commercial development of all technologies, and intellectual property (IP) arising from Harvard University’s research enterprise. This includes industry liaison and outreach, IP protection, business development, technology transfer, and the formation of startup companies and new ventures around Harvard technology platforms and projects. In tandem, he is also responsible for generating, structuring, and negotiating research alliances and collaborations with industry and industry sponsored research funding for Harvard faculty.
Prior to joining Harvard in 2005, Isaac was the CEO of Tel Aviv University’s Economic Corporation and head of Ramot, its technology transfer organization. Before that, from 1989 to 2000, he was Vice Provost at New York University (NYU), Vice President for Industrial Liaison at NYU (NYU’s technology transfer program) and headed the Office of Science and Technology Administration at NYU School of Medicine. From 1982 to 1989, he was the CEO of YEDA, the commercial arm of the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel.