Elena Canetti


Elena Canetti is a Partner at Inveniam Group. Inveniam is a transaction and strategy advisory firm, specializing in technology-based deals in Life Sciences and Resource Sustainability. Inveniam serves the buy or the sell-side, accompanying the client throughout the deal life cycle, from opportunity scouting and assessment, all the way to commercialization, deal structuring and closing

Elena is an expert in Technology Transfer, this includes oversight of technical evaluation, licensing processes design, management and implementation. She is well-known as a very active technology transfer executive, and brings years of experience with technology commercialization in international markets, having completed hundreds of license and research deals to date, in the hi-tech, pharmaceutical and chemicals industries 

Elena Canetti was Vice President of Technology Transfer at Marqera LLC, a US and Israeli based intellectual property Broker, where she headed up all of the technology transfer initiatives, primarily from global academic and research institutions. 

Elena was VP Research Collaborations at Yissum Research Development Company of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem where she assumed responsibility for the business assessment of Hebrew University broad research capabilities and negotiation of research agreements with the industry. This followed her tenure as the Materials and TechnologiesLicensing Officer, where she was responsible for the intellectual property marketing efforts, and licensing of the university’s most exciting technologies for the hi-tech and materials industries, as well as the most promising opportunities for incubation and funding by leading venture capital firms.

Elena Canetti is a consultant to Latin American governments, academic and research institutions in subjects related to evaluation, valorization and commercialization of patent portfolios and internationalization of technology transfer practices 

Elena holds an MBA from the Boston University and a BFA from Tel Aviv University. She is a frequent speaker and lecturer on technology transfer and licensing issues, and has presented to large corporation and institutions, at conferences and events in US, Europe, Latin America and Asia.


Speaker ar Session 6 , 10.11.21

Industry-industry and academy-industry patent licensing & tech transfer – business intro, law and practice