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Irene Abrams

Irene Abrams

Senior Director, Technology & Innovation Development Office
irene.abrams@childrens.harvard.edu
(617) 919-3026

Irene is the Senior Director of Boston Children’s Hospital’s Technology & Innovation Development Office, the organization responsible for commercializing technology developed by researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital. Prior to joining Boston Children’s, Irene was an Executive Director at Partners Healthcare Innovation, responsible for commercializing technology from Massachusetts General Hospital. In this role, Irene founded and ran a Partners-wide proof-of-concept grants program. Before joining Partners, Irene was the Associate Provost for Innovation at Brandeis University and founded the Brandeis Virtual Incubator. Prior to joining Brandeis in 2006, Irene was a Senior Technology Licensing Officer at M.I.T., where she focused on licensing biotech inventions for M.I.T., the Whitehead Institute and the Broad Institute.

Irene did her undergraduate work at the University of Pennsylvania and her graduate work at the Johns Hopkins University and at M.I.T. Irene is the past President of the Massachusetts Association of Technology Transfer Offices, the founder of T3, a networking organization for technology licensing offices from small New England research institutions, and an Associate Vice President of the Association of University Technology Managers.

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