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Bryan Renk

Bryan Z. Renk
Associate Director of Commercialization
Technology Commercialization Office
535 W. Research Center Blvd., Suite 108
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Phone: (479) 575-4593
Fax:(479) 575-5717


Bryan Renk is responsible for various aspects of assessing technology, patenting, licensing and marketing. The office helps Division of Agriculture faculty and research scientists to identify, protect and commercialize intellectual property developed from their research.

Renk serves on the Board of Visitors for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at University of Wisconsin at Madison. He also currently sits on the board of directors for Maple Leaf Farms, the largest vertically integrated duck producer in the United States. He was formerly the executive director of BioForward, a member-driven state trade association that represents Wisconsin’s life science industry. He has also served as president and chief executive officer of aOvaTechnologies, an ag-biotech startup company, and has held positions as director of licensing and director of patents and licensing at the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation. He has served as a board member for William F. Renk and Sons and FluGen.

Renk holds M.S. and B.S. degrees in meat and animal science and Muscle Biology from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He and his wife Mary have three sons, Zachary, Jonathan and Lewis.