Arjun Sanga, Executive Director of WiSys Technology Foundation, is an expert in research, technology transfer, intellectual property management and commercialization. Sanga has more than twenty years of experience leading research collaborations, managing intellectual property, closing licensing deals and fostering startup companies. A registered patent attorney, Sanga has been involved in every aspect of technology transfer, from operations to management. He has a background in chemistry and computer science.
Sanga leads WiSys as the dedicated technology management organization serving UW System’s eleven comprehensive four-year universities, thirteen freshman-sophomore UW colleges and UW-Extension. Prior to joining WiSys, Sanga served as assistant vice president for technology transfer at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio and executive director of a multi-campus technology development office of the University of Texas.
Sanga serves as a board member of the Wisconsin Technology Council. He is also active on national and state-wide committees. Nationally, he serves as a member of a new working group of APLU’s Commission on Innovation, Competitiveness and Economic Prosperity to review the status of the evolving role of technology transfer at universities and make recommendations about ongoing evolution. Regionally, Sanga serves as a member of the state-wide steering committee for the Wisconsin Science Festival.