Our Industry Relations Officer facilitates the commercialization of new innovations arising from University of Washington research by managing intellectual property. The formal process captures the intellectual output of UW research, protects it through patents and copyrights, and licenses it to industry for the ultimate benefit of society. At the UW, we view technology commercialization as another way the university teaches the public about research discoveries and promotes economic benefit.
Director, Industry Relations
4333 Brooklyn Avenue NE
Seattle, WA 98105
Campus Mail Box 359515
Todd supports research-focused engagements with technology companies.
Todd Cleland is an Industry Relations Officer at the University of Washington, where he works on supporting and growing research-based relationships between the College of Engineering and technology companies.
Todd came to UW in 2010 after 20+ years at Hewlett-Packard, where he worked in R&D and management roles in its semiconductor and inkjet printing businesses and led strategic new business programs to commercialize HP technologies. Todd holds a BSE and PhD in chemical engineering and an SM in Management of Technology.