Mr. Manu Nair is the Vice President of Technology Ventures for the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (“OMRF”) in Oklahoma City. He is in-charge of developing/commercializing OMRF’s technologies, establishing strategic industry collaborations and managing the innovation/investment fund that is dedicated to such development efforts. In addition, Mr. Nair serves as a business consultant/advisor for several US and international entities.
Mr. Nair started his technology commercialization career at OMRF in 2004 and was involved in OMRF’s intellectual property (IP) commercialization and start-up company efforts. He later joined Mayo Clinic Ventures (“MCV”), which is the technology commercialization and investment arm of Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, where he initially served as a Technology Licensing Manager and subsequently as Senior Licensing Manager. At MCV, he managed a diverse portfolio of technologies and its commercialization, including company formation and technology based investments. He also led MCV’s international collaboration and funding initiatives, was responsible for strategic business development, and focused on special initiatives that were of priority to Mayo.
In 2017, Mr. Nair was appointed by the Governor of the State of Oklahoma as a member of the Oklahoma Science and Technology R&D Board, which is responsible State’s science and technology development initiatives. He has also served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Legal Assistance of Olmsted County, Rochester, Minnesota.
Mr. Nair received his MBA from Lamar University in Texas and an advanced degree in law from the Univ. of New Hampshire School of Law.