Jane Muir’s career spans three decades with a broad range of professional experiences with of marketing, sales, management, and technology transfer. She spent the first decade of her career in the private sector at several international corporations. For the past 20 years she has held leadership roles in technology transfer at the University of Florida first in the College of Engineering as the Marketing Director for the NASA Southeast Regional Technology Transfer Center, and for the past 12 years at the Office of Technology Licensing. In addition to her role as Associate Director in the technology licensing office, she also serves as Director of UF Tech Connect and Director of the Florida Innovation Hub at UF – a unique 50,000-sq.-ft. incubator that provides offices, labs and other resources to startup companies commercializing research from Florida universities.
Jane previously served as the Vice President for Professional Development for the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM), where she developed and implemented training programs on a variety of marketing and technology transfer topics presenting both nationally and internationally. Beginning March 2013 she will join the AUTM Board as President-Elect.
Jane graduated cum laude from Southwest Minnesota State University with a B.S. in Marketing and a B.S. in Business Administration & Management. She has served on the boards of a number of organizations, and has been awarded numerous grants for technology-commercialization programs. Most recently she was the primary author on the $8.2 million grant from the Economic Development Administration to build the Florida Innovation Hub at UF.