Beverley A. Sheridan
President, Technology NOW

Beverley Sheridan is an intellectual property management/licensing professional and coach with a broad base of experience in industry and academia including new product identification and assessment, IP protection strategy, commercialization strategy development, sales, marketing and international licensing.

Ms. Sheridan founded Technology NOW in 2000, after 13 years, 8 as President and CEO, with University Technologies International Inc. ( University of Calgary ), the first for profit, university-owned technology commercialization and intellectual property management company in Canada .  Technology NOW offers a full spectrum of technology commercialization services including: Technology Transfer Consulting and Coaching, Assistance with Intellectual Property Management, Agreement Negotiation, Development of Technology Commercialization Strategies, Workshops and On-line Training.  Technology NOW has provided services to government organizations, Canadian Universities and networks, small business entities and individual inventors.

Ms. Sheridan is affiliated with a number of technology development and technology transfer organizations including the Licensing Executives Society, Alberta Health Industry Alliance, the Association of University Technology Managers and the Alliance for the Commercialization of Canadian Technology. She is well known both in the technology industry and in the academic and business communities for her lectures, seminars and training courses on technology transfer, intellectual property management, research/business development and economic development. She sits on the Board of Directors of  Davnor Water Technologies Inc., Calgary; is a Consultant to The Greater Peterborough Region DNA Cluster; is a member or the Advisory Board of the Institute of Applied Research & Innovation, Mount Royal College; is member of the  ForeFront Management Committee, Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research; is a current member of the NSERC I2I Program review committee. Ms Sheridan is the 2001 recipient of the YWCA Women of Distinction Award, for Science, Technology & Environment.

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