Abigail Barrow is the executive director of the Massachusetts Technology Transfer Center, an organization with a state-wide tech transfer charter operating out of the University of Massachusetts President’s Office. Prior to joining MTTC. Barrow served as managing director of William J. von Liebig Center at the University of California San Diego (UCSD). The von Liebig Center was created in 2001 to support the commercialization of research in the UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering. She has served on the board of directors of the Center for the Commercialization of Advanced Technologies Consortium (CCAT), which assists in the identification and commercialization of technologies in the area of crisis and consequence management. Barrow developed and expanded many programs at UCSD CONNECT to support early stage company formation and technology commercialization. CONNECT is now internationally recognized and has been successfully replicated in other regions in North America and in Europe. Barrow received her PhD from the Science Studies Unit and a B.Sc. in mechanical engineering from the University of Edinburgh.

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