David Chang Villacreses, M.Sc.
Assistant Director, Digital Innovations
David F. Chang Villacreses, MSc, joined the Duke Office of Licensing and Ventures (OLV) in January 2020. As Assistant Director of Digital Innovations, David is responsible for managing an invention portfolio including software, data, content, and other non-traditional forms of IP.
Before joining the OLV, David was directing the technology transfer efforts at Escuela Superior Politecnica del Litoral (ESPOL) in Ecuador, ranging from strategic industry linkage, translational research negotiations, IP policy, and license agreements in the IT, biotech, and engineering sectors.
David holds over 15 years of management and consulting experience for various companies in the IT space, including Red Hat, Epic Games, and Uniquest.
David received his B.S. in Computer Engineering, Multimedia Systems degree from ESPOL, his M.Sc. in Engineering Management degree from the University of New Orleans, and his Graduate Certificate in Research Commercialization from the University of Queensland, Australia.