Senior Director, Corporate Partnerships, Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures
Helen Montag is Senior Director for Corporate Partnerships at Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures (JHTV), the commercialization arm of the University. She has been at Hopkins since 1999 and is involved in high level efforts to make Hopkins a leader among Universities with regard to efforts around Innovation. Her team is one of three divisions of JHTV, and they source, shape and manage corporate collaborations. The team’s focus is on providing sponsored research for faculty at Hopkins. They have been involved in numerous deals across the University. Examples include life science deals with pharma companies like Abbvie, Bayer and BMS (formerly Celgene), imaging agreements with Toshiba and Canon Medical, and a diagnostic collaboration with Danaher. They focus on deal flow but work very closely with the licensing team and Hopkins Fast Forward Innovation Hub (incubator) to bring resources to the University and to find partners for Hopkins inventors.
Helen has been involved in developing the East Baltimore Hopkins life science park since its inception. She developed the Johns Hopkins Alliance for Science and Technology Development program as well as other programs which train faculty in entrepreneurship. Helen received her undergraduate degree from Harvard College, attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine, received a Master of Public Health degree at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and completed doctoral work there as well. She spent twelve years on the board of Samuel Ready Scholarships, a Baltimore based non-profit which provides full tuition for girls from disadvantaged backgrounds at Baltimore area private schools, the last two as President.