President & CEO, IU Research and Technology Corporation
Office of the Vice President for Engagement
2709 E. Tenth Street, Suite 180
Bloomington, IN 47408
Phone: (812) 855-7353
Tony Armstrong was appointed President & CEO of the Indiana University Research & Technology Corporation in August, 2008. At that time he was also named Assistant Vice President in the Indiana University Office of the Vice President for Engagement, where he previously served as Executive Director. He works with Vice President for Engagement Bill Stephan to further the economic development and job-creation goals of the university, especially in the health and life sciences sector. Armstrong helps guide IU’s efforts to support new business ventures, transfer IU-developed technologies to the marketplace, and build partnerships with businesses and universities across Indiana and throughout the nation and world.
Armstrong has long worked to cultivate economic growth in Indiana and improve the state’s economic well-being. He was associate director of the Office of Technology Commercialization at IU’s Advanced Research and Technology Institute from September 1997 to March 2000. At ARTI, now known as the IU Research and Technology Corporation, he was responsible for the protection and commercialization of intellectual property developed within the IU system.
Armstrong later served as executive director and general counsel of the Indiana 21st Century Research and Technology Fund. In that role, he managed a $140 million fund that provided early-stage investments for collaborative research partnerships and cultivated high-tech industries for the state of Indiana.
In January 2005, Armstrong was appointed by Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels to the Indiana State Budget Agency to help manage the $26 billion annual state budget. In fiscal year 2005–07, under Governor Daniels’ leadership, the Indiana Office of Management and Budget delivered the state’s first structurally balanced budget in eight years and the first true surplus in three years, while increasing reserves and repaying payment delays.
Armstrong is a member of the Purdue University Discovery Park External Advisory Council and the Board of Visitors for the IU Kelley School of Business Indianapolis.
A native of Madison, Indiana, Armstrong holds a B.S. from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business, a J.D. from the IU Maurer School of Law, and an M.B.A. from Butler University.