Royal College of Art appoints Intellectual Property Manager
Nadia Danhash has just been confirmed as the Royal College of Art's first-ever Manager of Intellectual Property. ??Dr Danhash, who is completing an MBA from Tanaka Business School, has a PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Her professional experience and expertise has been built up by working for a cross section of companies that includes American healthcare supplier Pierce, along with GE Healthcare and biotech start-up company PamGene International. Dr Danhash's experience in selling licences to industry and other business outreach activities will prove invaluable in this important new position.??As Intellectual Property Manager of InnovationRCA, she will play a dynamic role in developing the commercial potential of the work of the Royal College of Art's graduates in partnership with business. InnovationRCA is the College's fast-moving innovation network which generates intellectual property through selected student projects, research collaborations with industry and a joint venture with Imperial College. Dr Danhash's role will be to identify, assess and exploit opportunities to build commercial value from the work of the students, graduates and staff of the RCA. ??Professor Jeremy Myerson, Director of InnovationRCA, comments: "This appointment shows that the College is getting serious about intellectual property. InnovationRCA is building a valuable portfolio of projects in which we share the IP with graduates and other partners, and Nadia's expertise will help us develop this area." ??Dr Nadia Danhash added: "The range of projects is very impressive and the energy is infective. I am really excited about having the opportunity to work with such creative people and contributing to maximizing the commercial opportunities."