University of Vermont

Office of Technology Commercialization


The UVM Innovations team offers clients a collaborative approach and years of experience in the licensing, marketing, and commercialization of innovative technologies

Corine Farewell, DVM, MBA Corine Farewell, Director


Corine Farewell (DVM, MBA) joined us in the Spring of 2012 from the University of Rochester. Since 1998 at Cornell University and then University of Rochester, Dr. Farewell has been active in technology commercialization and entrepreneurship pursuits.

Prior to her technology transfer roles, Dr. Farewell provided technical services, marketing, training and development expertise internationally for the Iams Company and practiced veterinary medicine in Germany.

Dr. John N. Evans, PhD John N. Evans, Professor Emeritus, College of Medicine


Dr. John Evans, Professor Emeritus in the College of Medicine at the University of Vermont, is currently Senior Advisor to the President and Provost. He also serves as President of the Vermont Technology Council, an organization that works to foster technology-enabled companies in Vermont by integrating the efforts of the private, public and academic sectors.

Dr. Evans earned his doctorate in 1976 from the University of Florida College of Medicine and has had a distinguished career as a biomedical researcher with numerous publications and honors including being named an Established Investigator of the American Heart Association. He has also served as Dean and Executive Dean of the College of Medicine with responsibility for the operations and strategy of the College with a budget in excess of 125 million dollars per year and with over 400 faculty and more than 500 staff.

He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Vermont Mutual Insurance Company, the Vermont Center for Emerging Technologies, and the Vermont Technology Council. He is a past member of the Board of Fletcher Allen Healthcare and was Chair of the Board of the Practice Plan for the Clinical Faculty of the University. He has also served on the editorial Boards of a number of professional journals, including the American Review of Respiratory Disease and the American Review of Respiratory Disease.

Kerry Elizabeth Swift Kerry Elizabeth Swift, Technology Licensing Officer


Kerry Swift (MS) has been our Technology Licensing Officer since arriving at UVM from MIT in 2004. She also served as OTC's Interim Director from 2011 to 2012. At MIT's Technology Licensing Office, Kerry licensed MIT technologies in the biomedical and device sectors for six-and-a-half years. She holds a Master of Science in Molecular and Microbiology from Tufts University and is a magna cum laude biochemistry graduate of the University of New Hampshire.

At UVM, Kerry facilitates the disclosure of new technologies and their transfer to both established and new start-up companies for commercialization. Kerry also supports UVM's industry-related research activities with her experience in negotiating a wide variety of funding and research support agreements with both large and small companies.

Jason Powell, JD Jason Powell, JD, Business Support Generalist


A native Vermonter, Jason joined the office in 2013 and serves as a Business Support Generalist. He graduated from the University of Michigan with a BSE in computer science and a BS in linguistics and was awarded a JD from the UCLA School of Law in 2012. He is admitted to the State Bar of Vermont.