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Ling Loerchner

Chief Commercialization Officer, Asia Managing Director

Ling Loerchner is working at the University of Waterloo Office of Research as the Chief Commercialization Officer, Asia Managing Director. Her primary responsibility is to collaborate with international partners, especially in Asian region, for international technology transfer, innovation management, entrepreneurship and research collaboration. She also help to identify, evaluate, and commercialize technology opportunities in the ICT and engineering disciplines in support of the WatCo function. She is responsible to create spin-off companies from WatCo technology portfolio, and help the spin-off companies looking for venture capital and angel investment. In recent years, she initiated and created 3 early stage investment funds, with the collaboration with several Asia VC firms, institutes and high-tech parks. She serves as one of the Investment Advisory Committee members for these venture investment funds.

She is helping WIN to set up an Innovation Center in China, and promoting WIN's research collaboration projects and commercialization activities with UW international partners.

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