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Erik Halvorsen

Advisor Greater Boston Area, US

Sr. Director, Technology Transfer & Industry Collaborations, Tufts University. Former Executive director, Boston Children’s Hospital TIDO

Sr. Director, Technology Transfer & Industry Collaborations, Tufts University. Former Executive director, Boston Children’s Hospital TIDO

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Jibo
Tetraphase
OPENPediatrics
Claritas Genomics

Positions

Senior Director, Technology Transfer & Industry Collaborations Tufts University August 2014 - present
Managing Partner, Technology Development Fund Boston Children's Hospital October 2011 - March 2014
Executive Director of Technology & Innovation Development Office (TIDO) Boston Children's Hospital September 2007 - March 2014
Director of Business Development Harvard Stem Cell Institute June 2005 - September 2007
Director of Business Development Harvard University February 2002 - September 2007
License Associate University of Virginia Patent Foundation 1999 - 2002

Education

University of Virginia Neuropharmacology 1995 - 1999
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine Anatomy 1994 - 1995
Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology 1987 - 1990

Interested In

Advisor With
  • • Healthcare
  • • Social networking
  • • Healthcare IT
  • • Medical Devices
  • • Drug Discovery
  • • E-Learning
  • • Life Sciences
  • • Market entry
  • • Marketing Strategy
  • • Social Impact
Markets of Interest
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Education
  • • Healthcare
  • • Robotics
  • • Smart Home
  • • Social Impact
  • • In-classroom learning (K-12)
  • • Lifelong Learning (outside of school)
  • • Teacher training
  • • Nutrition
  • • Quantified-self
  • • Records
  • • Wellness
  • • Medical Devices

You Should Know About Me

Key Accomplishments

Former executive director of the Boston Children’s Hospital Technology and Innovation Development Office (2007-2014), where in 2009 he also founded and became managing partner of the Children’s Hospital Technology Development Fund. Began my career in the commercial translation of inventions at the University of Virginia Patent Foundation before being recruited to Harvard University in 2002. While at Harvard, was director of business development at Harvard’s Office of Technology Development (2002-2007) and served a dual role as the first director of business development of the Harvard Stem Cell Institute (2005-2007). My experience in technology transfer spans patents and licensing, business development, marketing, investing, and clinical trials which he integrates for the purpose of translating research and innovation into new products that can benefit the public. I am a frequent lecturer and have served as a board member and adviser to early-stage companies in the fields of drug discovery, clinical diagnostics, health care information technology, and social robotics. Received my B.A. in psychology and a Ph.D. in neuropharmacology from the University of Virginia, as well as an M.S. in human anatomy from the Medical College of Virginia.

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Chris Pape
We worked together  •  Executive Creative Director / Founder, Genuine Interactive. Tufts grad.
Erik is an entrepreneurial minded builder and catalyst who knows how to take startups from idea to reality all the way through exit. He ha ... s an impressive track record and portfolio - especially in healthcare, life sciences and biotech.
Niko Canner
They're my advisor  •  Founder, Incandescent. Previously Management Committee, Bridgewater Associates. Harvard grad.
Erik has deep insight into the healthcare space, combined with the pattern recognition and wisdom that have come from seeing many, many vent ... ures in the context of work at Boston Children's (forming, nurturing, spinning out, evaluating deals, etc.). He's got great judgment and a practical perspective on what the rate limiting factors for any given kind of business will be.
Afik Gal, MD,MBA
11Y of analytics,software, digital health,data mining | Founder * 2 | Consulting | Business Dev
Afik Gal, MD,MBA
11Y of analytics,software, digital health,data mining | Founder * 2 | Consulting | Business Dev

Chris Pape
We worked together  •  Executive Creative Director / Founder, Genuine Interactive. Tufts grad.
Chris is a great entrepreneur and leader. His creativity and vision and ability to rally people around that vision is incomparable. His ex ... pertise in all things digital can help any company or entrepreneur with establishing and growing their digital strategy, brand, content and marketing. He is very consumer focused which greatly enhances the product development and go to market strategy and ultimately delivers great results.