Raja Krishnan

  • Commercialization Manager
  • Commercialization & Licensing Team

Raja Krishnan joined the Office of Technology Commercialization (OTC) in January 2019 as a commercialization manager. His primary responsibilities include assessment, marketing and licensing of intellectual property developed in the life sciences area focusing on innovations developed in UK’s Colleges of Pharmacy and Medicine. Raja’s previous commercialization experience includes working as an intellectual property manager at the Illinois Institute of Technology OTC. Raja spent 15+ years working in roles of increasing responsibility in Product Development and Commercialization for various companies within the Pharmaceutical industry. In those roles, Raja led the development and launch of multiple commercial products. Additionally, Raja has also consulted and advised multiple startup companies, including coaching teams through business plan competitions. He is also a graduate of Steve Blank’s Lean Launchpad Program for Life Sciences. Raja received a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering from Cornell University, a Masters of Science in pharmaceutics from Long Island University, a Masters of Science in law from Northwestern University, and most recently a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame.