Brandeis Innovation

Rajnish Kaushik

Director of Licensing and Strategic Alliances Rajnish Kaushik

Rajnish Kaushik serves as Director of Licensing and Strategic Alliances at OTL, working with Brandeis researchers to facilitate the commercialization of Brandeis technologies and pursue strategic industry partnerships. His work involves IP management, business development and helping Brandeis researchers in identifying valuable technologies and their commercialization path.

He joins OTL from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell Office of Technology Commercialization, where he was Associate Director and managed the technology commercialization for 10 years. Prior to joining UMass Lowell, Rajnish worked at the Office of Technology Management at UMass Medical School and interned at the Partners Innovation office in Boston working with evaluation and marketing of new technologies and assisting with patent prosecution. He also served on the Executive Advisory Board of M2D2 (Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center), an incubator for medical device and life sciences startups. A virologist by training, Rajnish contributed to many scientific publications, conference presentations and one US patent. He was a recipient of an amfAR research grant for HIV research. He holds an MBA from UMass Lowell with a focus on entrepreneurship, as well as an M.S. in Biotechnology from University of Pune, India and Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from the Indian Institute of Science at Bangalore, India.

He acquired the Certified Licensing Professional (CLP) designation in 2020.