Director for Technology Transfer and University-Industry linkage

Duties and responsibilities of Director for Technology Transfer and University-Industry linkage


  • Develop and maintain institutional guidelines for technology transfer, and intellectual Property Rights and supervise their implementation,
  • Establish and maintain institutional quality management system for technologies to be transferred,
  • Build and maintain a system for identification and prioritization research ideas with high potential to be transformed into technology,
  • Ensure use of different means of communications to disseminate technologies generated/invented,
  • Develop, and execute the establishment of technology demonstration sites, technology incubation centers, and technology parks in consultation with concerned units.
  • Organize and facilitate all university level industry/communities linkages and TT activities,
  • Provide support to traders and commodity owners in and around Jimma and the region at large,
  • Manage differentiation of technologies, play major role in attracting and facilitating market for technologies ready for commercialization in collaboration with concerned offices from the university ,
  • Coordinate and facilitate technological research activities (call for proposals, receive concept notes and CVs, regroup based on merit, assign PIs, allocate startup fund for proposal development, and execute the review process, allocate research fund);
  • Prepare reports on technology transfer and UIL activities undertaking in all colleges/institutes of the University to VPRCS;
  • Oversee fund allocated for technology transfer and its use;
  • Support institute of technology to produce new/modified technologies and their dissemination
  • Coordinate university and TVET colleges (as technology duplicators) linkage activities of colleges and institutes
  •  Coordinate job creation activities of all college/institute graduates with the city mayor, zone administration, cooperation and micro, small and large scale industries,
  • Collaborate with the relevant Colleges/Faculties/Institutes heads, and the respective Department/Program Units in executing the above activities,
  • Perform other duties as assigned by VPRCS.


Contact address

  • Abebe Wolie
  • Director for University Industry Linkage & Technology Transfer
  • Jimma University
  • Email:

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