Executive Director, Technology Transfer
Abram Goldfinger is the executive director, technology transfer at New York University. He has been involved in academic technology transfer for over 30 years. He has negotiated over 1,000 license agreements with industry and helped to form over 200 university spin-off companies, leading to dozens of products being brought to market. Prior to joining NYU, he was the director of technology transfer at Thomas Jefferson University, an academic medical center in Philadelphia. He has been involved in research and development in both industry and academia, including work at the MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Raytheon Company’s Advanced Systems Laboratory, and several startup companies. He has also provided consulting to large and small companies and venture capital firms, regarding market analysis, technology assessment, and business plan development. Goldfinger received a BS in electrical engineering from MIT and an MBA from the Wharton School. He has also passed the patent bar exam and is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.