Chief Executive, Government Office for Technology Transfer
Dr Alison Campbell OBE was appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of The Government Office for Technology Transfer (GOTT) in April 2022.
Previously, she spent over eight years as Director of Knowledge Transfer Ireland (KTI), developing the national office responsible for policy, practice, and the performance of the Irish knowledge & technology transfer (KTT) system.
She brings over 20 years of experience to her role, having started her career in the biotech industry, holding positions including interim CEO of the Medical Research Council’s technology transfer company (MRCT) and leading technology transfer and research support at King’s College London.
Alison has contributed widely to the KTT profession and served as Chair of the Board at AUTM (the US based international association for technology transfer). She is a founder and Past Chair of ATTP, the body that sets the global standards for the profession and was a founding Director of Praxis (now PraxisAuril). She is a member of the TenU Advisory Board.
In 2018, she received the Global University Venturing Lifetime Achievement Award. She was also awarded an OBE in 2010 in recognition of her contribution to knowledge transfer.
As GOTT’s CEO, Alison leads a multi-disciplinary team, working in policy, analysis, communications and engagement and with expertise in knowledge/technology transfer. Together they work with government organisations to realise the potential of their knowledge assets, through targeted policy interventions and direct support for emerging opportunities including access to funding and expert advice.