JOHN MOLLOY | DIRECTOR, SOUTHEASTERN ONTARIO ANGEL NETWORK (SOAN)
John Molloy has been widely recognized for his contributions both to Queen’s and to the technology transfer landscape across Canada.
He pioneered the creation of startup companies as a means of adding value to university discoveries, and he nurtured a generation of high-tech entrepreneurs at a time when support for such activities at universities was nonexistent.
In 2009 his vision for Canada’s first national, collaborative, sector-specific commercialization centre was realized when PARTEQ became the first university-based technology transfer office to be awarded a national Centre of Excellence for Commercialization and Research, namely GreenCentre Canada. His leadership led to the formation of 48 companies based on Queen’s research, with more than $1.3 billion invested to date in those companies. At the same time, PARTEQ’s activities returned more than $33 million to the university and its inventors.
In 2001, Mr. Molloy received the Queen’s Distinguished Service Award, including Honorary Life Member status on University Council, and also received the Kingston Technology Council’s Champion Award. In 2013, Mr. Molloy was presented with the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) AUTM Canada Award in recognition of his outstanding service to the technology transfer community. Also in 2013, he was inducted into Kingston’s Business Hall of Fame (“Visionary” category).
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