Arundeep lives in Portland, Oregon, and is the president of Apio Innovation Transfer (Apio-iX). He has been in technology transfer since 1987. Among other achievements, he is proud to have been at the forefront of the biotech burst in Salt Lake City, being AUTM president, and creating a biotech incubator in Portland. Arundeep started as a licensing associate at the University of Utah and was the Associate Vice President for Technology Transfer and Business Development at Oregon Health and Science University. Over his career Arundeep has worked in many different fields (agriculture to zoology), mentoring faculty startups, and working with government agencies on economic development issues. He has been volunteering on AUTM committees since the early 1990s. If there is something that thing that technology transfer has taught him, its patience.
Arundeep works with clients across the US, Europe, China, and Thailand on training and mentoring, technology transfer, strategic and business plans, and policy matters. He has been an invited speaker on licensing, intellectual property management, negotiations, innovation assessment, valuation, and technology transfer operations at national and international meetings, and also serves as an expert witness on these topics. In 2013 he was the interim CEO of a startup company engaged in commercializing research tools and currently serves as the vice-president of Practical Biotechnology, an oncology focused startup.
Arundeep received his B. Pharm (Hons.) from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science and Master of Science from the University of Utah. He started working at the University of Utah’s technology transfer office in 1987 and subsequently established the technology transfer office at Colorado State University in 1999. In 2004, he moved to Portland, Oregon to head the office at Oregon Health & Science University. Arundeep is a member of the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM), Licensing Executive Society, and the American Chemical Society.