Darin Oelkers, Senior Technology Manager, has more than a decade of technology transfer experience at TechLink. He has brokered more than two dozen patent license agreements and is currently spearheading TechLink’s technology marketing program. He helped develop and implement the Innovation Discovery event process for use throughout the US Navy and has conducted more than a dozen Innovation Discovery events. Darin was a featured presenter at the US Department of Defense Technology Transfer Workshop in 2008-12 and 2014, as well as a presenter at the Federal Laboratory Consortium Annual Meeting in 2012 and the LES/AUTM Spring Meeting in 2006.
Prior to joining TechLink, Darin gained extensive marketing and market development experience in the agricultural technology industry. This experience included providing strategic marketing and management for two Montana consulting firms, serving as an information technology specialist for a Colorado precision agriculture firm, and market development manager for ConAgra Foods, a Fortune 500 company. He has also co-founded a non-profit organization, chaired a multi-day non-profit outdoor arts festival, and is an accomplished professional speaker and event master of ceremonies. Darin will complete an MPA degree in May 2015 and has a BS in International Agricultural Marketing, both from Montana State University. He was also a National Security Education Program (NSEP) Scholar at St. Petersburg State Technical University in Russia, is a member of the Licensing Executive Society (LES), and is a Certified Licensing Professional.