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Simran Trana

Innovation and Commercialization Office

Expert Bio

Simran Trana, associate vice president of the IU Innovation and Commercialization Office, has 15 years of experience in product and business development, licensing and venture creation. She spent the past 10 years with Dow AgroSciences, now called Corteva Agriscience, the Agriculture Division of DowDuPont. Trana held multiple roles during this time, managing strategic research collaborations, technology licensing, intellectual property and portfolio development, new product launches, and licensing and corporate development. From 2001 to 2008, she was director of technology commercialization for the Purdue Research Foundation, which manages and licenses intellectual property for Purdue University. Trana holds a master’s degree in plant genetics from Punjab Agricultural University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Ottawa.

Areas of Expertise

Intellectual property, technology licensing.

Other Information

IU Innovation and Commercialization Office: https://research.iu.edu/innovation-commercialization/index.html

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