Dipanjan “DJ” Nag, PhD, MBA, CLP, RTTP
President & CEO
Dr. Dipanjan (DJ) Nag is the CEO and President of IP Shakti LLC, an early stage translation fund focused on medical devices. In 2013, IP Shakti launched two successful medical device companies and acted as an advisor for a licensing company (PPRO) founded by Mr. Jay Walker, which went public in the US. DJ was previously the Executive Director, Office of Technology Commercialization at Rutgers University. He led the overall commercialization efforts from a $430 M research budget. The focus was to out license technologies and create spin-off companies from the University. Under his leadership Rutgers University ranked among the top 10 universities for creating startups according to AUTM survey (2011).
DJ was a Vice President at ICAP Ocean Tomo, an intellectual property transaction firm, a subsidiary of ICAP Plc. He concentrated on private sale of biotechnology and life sciences technology areas at ICAP Ocean Tomo. Before that he was a Director at Ocean Tomo, an intellectual property merchant bancR, responsible for private sale, patent auctions and valuation of intellectual property assets. He was the Director of Operations in the Office of Technology Development at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) prior to joining Ocean Tomo. Overall, he has been responsible for creating more than 30 startup companies and more than 300 license agreements from university technology transfer. As an active member of The Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) and the Licensing Executive Society (LES), Dipanjan served as an elected member of the AUTM Board and Vice President for Professional Development for AUTM (2012-2014). In 2005 he received the prestigious Howard Bremer Scholarship in technology transfer. He is an adjunct Professor or Practice at Rutgers University, Masters in Business and Science Program and teaches Intellectual Property Strategy. He is a Visiting Professor at Shizuoka University, Hamamatsu, Japan.
DJ received his Ph.D. in biophysical chemistry and instrumentation from UNL and performed research in the area of unusual DNA structures and interaction of cations. He also holds a MS in chemistry and a Bachelor in Pharmaceutical Engineering. In 2005 he received his MBA in marketing from UNL. In 2006 he completed the Harvard Negotiation Course.