Diane Palmintera is founder and President of Innovation Associates. For more than 30 years she has been a national leader in innovation-based economic development, and is best known for leveraging universities and federal laboratories to stimulate regional economic competitiveness. Read more »
Ms. Zaderej has served as President, Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors of AxoGen, Inc. since September 2011. Karen has served as Chief Executive Officer and as a member of the board of directors of AxoGen Corporation since May 2010. Karen joined AxoGen in May 2006 and served as Vice President of Marketing and Sales from May 2006 to October 2007 and as Chief Operating Officer from October 2007 to May 2010. Read more »
Jane Muir’s career spans three decades with a broad range of professional experiences with of marketing, sales, management, and technology transfer. She spent the first decade of her career in the private sector at several international corporations. For the past 20 years she has held leadership roles in technology transfer at the University of Florida first in the College of Engineering as the Marketing Director for the NASA Southeast Regional Technology Transfer Center, and for the past 12 years at the Office of Technology Licensing. Read more »
Joe Allen has been involved in crafting successful policies widely copied around the world promoting public/private sector commercialization partnerships. He created the consulting firm Joseph Allen and Associates in 2008 to further these efforts. Read more »
Jordan Misra is a policy intern with the Center for Data Innovation. She is student of international development, economics, and statistics and is entering her senior year at the University of Maryland, College Park. She has worked with after-school programs in DC Public Schools as a tutor and an AmeriCorps VISTA member and recently interned at the Census Bureau through the Joint Program for Survey Methodology’s Junior Fellows Program. Jordan’s research interests include education reform, community development, international development policy, and statistics.
Wendolyn Holland is Director of Holland Consulting, LLC, which assists firms in the advanced and renewable energy industry achieve their business goals and cross the commercialization valley of death, as well as interface with federal and state agencies.
She served as Senior Advisor for Commercialization in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy at the U.S. Department of Energy from 2008 through 2011. The position fostered national lab stewardship and was designed to carry these ideals from the Bush into the Obama Administrations. Read more »
Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology’s Open Innovation Group
Ida is the Senior Manager of Business Development for Samsung’s Advanced Institute of Technology’s Open Innovation Group where her primary role is to acquire intellectual property assets for the company. She is also charged with developing partnerships with startups, universities and federal labs. Ida’s career began as a patent attorney where she then moved onto licensing and commercialization. Read more »
Rick Shindell, president of Zyn Systems, is a long time SBIR and federal technology transfer advocate. Rick has supported the FLC for more than 25 years, is editor of the "SBIR Insider" newsletter and host of the SBIR Gateway web site that serves more than 56,000 technology searches per month. In 2006 Rick was presented an SBIR Tibbetts Award, and was honored in 2012 with a Lifetime Achievement Award for Small Business Innovation Advocacy from the NSBA and SBTC.
Jere is an attorney with the Brand Law Group in Washington, DC representing small businesses on SBIR related issues. Jere Glover also serves as the Executive Director of the Small Business Technology Council (SBTC), a group of small high tech companies most of who are involved in the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. Jere is currently on the board of Homeland Ventures Partners. In 2006 Jere was selected as SBIR Man of the Year. Read more »