Tony Armstrong has served as president and CEO of the Indiana University Research & Technology Corporation since August 2008, as well as assistant vice president in the Indiana University Office of the Vice President for Engagement. In these positions, Tony helps guide IU’s efforts to further economic development and job creation, to support new business ventures, to transfer IU-developed technologies to the marketplace, and to build partnerships with businesses and universities across Indiana and throughout the nation and world.
Prior to these appointments, Tony served as executive director of the IU Office of Engagement and as associate director of the Office of Technology Commercialization at IU’s Advanced Research and Technology Institute (ARTI) from September 1997 to March 2000. There, he was responsible for the protection and commercialization of intellectual property developed within the IU system. He also served as the executive director and general counsel of the Indiana 21st Century Research and Technology Fund. In that role, he managed a $140 million fund that provided early-stage investments for collaborative research partnerships and cultivated high-tech industries for the state of Indiana.
In January 2005, Governor Mitch Daniels appointed Tony to the Indiana State Budget Agency to help manage the $26 billion annual state budget. Under Governor Daniels' leadership, the Indiana Office of Management and Budget delivered the state’s first structurally balanced budget in eight years, and the first true surplus in three years, while increasing reserves and repaying payment delays.
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