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Jenna Matheny

Director, Technology Transfer
Office: 21 Madbury Rd., Suite 101 Durham, NH 03824

Jenna Matheny is the Director of Technology Transfer at UNHI and brings more than 15 years of experience in licensing, intellectual property management, business development, and technology commercialization in multiple sectors. Jenna advises and educates the UNH community on relevant intellectual property and technology transfer issues; encourages and facilitates activities in support of the development, disclosure, protection, and commercialization of UNH's intellectual property; and represents UNH's interest in these matters to external organizations including state agencies, relevant professional organizations, and private business and industry. Jenna works with innovators across the university.

Before joining UNH, Jenna was an innovation and licensing lead in the Belfer Office for Dana-Farber Innovations at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, MA. Previously, Jenna was a licensing associate at Tulane University in New Orleans, LA, where she managed the protection and commercialization of intellectual property developed across the university ranging from life sciences to clean energy. Prior to joining Tulane, Jenna worked with the New Orleans BioInnovation Center to support the development of startups based on technologies licensed from New Orleans-area universities.

Jenna received her Juris Doctor degree from Tulane University Law School and her Bachelor of Science in brain and cognitive sciences from MIT. She is admitted to practice in Louisiana, and she is a Registered Technology Transfer Professional (RTTP). She is active with the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) and was a member of the Annual Meeting Program Committee from 2018-2024. She served as a member of the Board of Directors of LouisianaBio from 2013-2019. Jenna is a frequent speaker on intellectual property, contracts, and technology commercialization and has served as adjunct faculty for both the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences and the UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law.