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Allen Dines

Allen J. Dines
Assistant Director
Office of Corporate Relations
University of Wisconsin
Madison, WI

Mr. Dines is Assistant Director of the UW-Madison Office of Corporate Relations (OCR). Operating within the Office of the Chancellor, the Corporate Relations office assists the business community in accessing the diverse resources of the UW-Madison. As Assistant Director, he serves as Program Manager for OCR's Startup Initiative. He is also broadly involved in other OCR operations including, outreach to business and industry, promoting local and regional economic growth through technology transfer of UW-Madison research and fostering local, regional and national cooperative relationships for UW-Madison.

Mr. Dines joined the UW-Madison in June 2001 bringing with him more than 25 years of experience in industry and technology management. In his initial position at the university he served as Assistant Director for Business Development, within the Graduate School where his major focus was commercialization of university technology through startup business development and campus entrepreneurship. In 2002, Mr. Dines co-founded the Midwest Research University Network, an alliance of eighteen Midwest research institutions dedicated to regional cooperation in the commercialization of university research through new business creation. Mr. Dines serves on advisory boards of several Madison area business acceleration enterprises including Urban Technology Catalyst, Agave Group and Venture Accelerator Corporation.

Mr. Dines was previously president and Chief Executive Officer of MitoScan Corporation, a Madison biosensor company that he co-founded. MitoScan manufactured and marketed toxicity screening products for use in drug discovery and product safety testing. After the sale of MitoScan in December 2000, he served as MitoScan Business Manager for Harvard Bioscience until joining the UW-Madison.

In 1991, Mr. Dines co-founded BioRenewal Technologies, Inc., where he served as President and CEO. BioRenewal was an environmental biotechnology company providing products and services for bio-remediation. That business was acquired in 1998 by a major laboratory chain.

Mr. Dines came to Wisconsin in 1983, when he joined Agracetus, Inc. as the Director of Business Development responsible for business planning, strategic ventures, market development, technology licensing and patent administration. Prior to joining Agracetus, Mr. Dines served as an Associate and later Staff Manager with Booz, Allen & Hamilton, Inc. in Bethesda, MD where he specialized in technology management in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries.

Mr. Dines holds degrees from the University of Michigan including a B.S, a Master of Business Administration, and a Master of Regional Planning in Natural Resources. In 2004 he was named a Wisconsin Idea Fellow by the president of the University of Wisconsin System.

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