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Columbia’s Herskowitz appointed to National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Orin Herskowitz, senior vice president of intellectual property and tech transfer for Columbia University and executive director of Columbia Technology Ventures, has been appointed alongside 29 private sector, nonprofit, and academic leaders to serve on the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (NACIE). Council members will focus on making recommendations for policies and programs aimed at helping U.S. communities, businesses, and the workforce to be more globally competitive.
Herskowitz joined Columbia in 2006, having previously spent seven years at the Boston Consulting Group. He has been active on campus and in New York City as a leader in and advocate for entrepreneurship, innovation, and technology commercialization. He has served on boards or served as the Principle Investigator for a number of innovation and entrepreneurship-focused initiatives, including the NYC Media Lab, the Columbia-Coulter Translational Research Partnership and PowerBridgeNY, the Academic Venture Exchange, the NYC ACRE technology incubator, and Harlem Biospace; has been a peer reviewer for innovation and entrepreneurship awards for the National Science Foundation, the US Small Business Association, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities; a published author on the topic of translating university-stage technology; and is a frequent speaker at technology-focused events in NYC and across the country. He also teaches an Intellectual Property for Entrepreneurs class in Columbia’s Engineering School.
Established in 2010, NACIE operates as an independent entity managed through the Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, part of the U.S. Department of Commerce. NACIE members were selected to serve this two-year appointment based on demonstrated expertise and experience in the areas of innovation, entrepreneurship, and employer-driven talent development. The appointees are a diverse group, representing a variety of fields, different demographics, organization sizes, industry sectors, and geographic regions. The full National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship will convene four times each year beginning with the first meeting in October 2016.
Now in the third cycle of appointees, NACIE members selected today — in addition to Herskowitz – are:
- Rebecca O. Bagley – Vice Chancellor for Economic Partnerships, University of Pittsburgh
- Esther M. Baldwin – Director of Innovation, Intel
- Brian J. Bartholomeusz – Executive Director, TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy, Stanford University
- Heather Boesch – Director of Business Operations, IDEO
- Trey Bowles – Cofounder of The Dallas Innovation Alliance (DIA); and CEO, The Dallas Entrepreneur Center
- Melissa L. Bradley (Co-chair) – Director, AU Center for Innovation in the Capital
- Kathryn Finney – Founder and Managing Director, digitalundivided
- Scott Frederick – Development Partner & Head of Federal, New Enterprise Associates
- Kara Goldin – Founder & CEO, Hint Inc.
- Julie K. Goonewardene* – Associate Vice Chancellor for Innovation and Strategic Investment/Managing Director of the UT Horizon Fund, University of Texas System
- Richard A. Johnson – Associate Vice President, Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation
- Joseph Kapp – Entrepreneur in Residence, Eastern WV Community & Technical College; and CEO, Behavioral Business, LLC
- David S. Kenney* – President & Executive Director, Oregon BEST
- Pradeep K. Khosla – Chancellor, University of California, San Diego
- Marie Trzupek Lynch* – CEO, Skills for Chicagoland’s Future
- Mike Nemeth – Founder & CEO, S3 Planning
- Andrew D. Reamer – Research Professor, George Washington University
- Emily Reichert – CEO, Greentown Labs
- Joseph L. Schocken – President, Broadmark Capital, LLC
- Sue Griffith Smith – Vice President of Technology and Applied Science, Ivy Tech Community College
- Whitney S. Smith – Executive Director of Midwest, Global Philanthropy, JPMorgan Chase
- Tiffany M. Stevenson – Vice President, Talent Management & Development, Sephora USA, Inc.
- Stephen S. Tang* (Co-chair) – President & CEO, University City Science Center
- Eric J. Toone – Vice Provost & Director, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Duke University
- Howard A. Tullman – CEO, 1871; and General Managing Partner, Chicago High Tech Investment Partners, LLC
- Maribel Perez Wadsworth – Senior Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer, Gannett Company Inc.
- Tiffany J. Wilson* – Executive Director, Global Center for Medical Innovation
- Chad Womack – Director of STEM Initiatives, United Negro College Fund
- Andrew Yang – Founder and CEO, Venture for America
* re-appointed member
Columbia Technology Ventures is the technology transfer office for Columbia University and a central location for many of the technology development initiatives, entrepreneurial activities, external industry collaborations, and commercially-oriented multidisciplinary technology innovations across the university. CTV’s core mission is to facilitate the transfer of inventions from academic research labs to the market for the benefit of society on a local, national, and global basis. Each year, CTV manages more than 350 invention disclosures, 100 license deals, and 20 new IP-backed start-ups, involving over 750 inventors across Columbia's campuses. CTV currently has over 1200 patent assets available for licensing, across research fields such as bio, IT, clean tech, devices, big data, nanotechnology, materials science, and more. To learn more about Columbia Technology Ventures, visit techventures.columbia.edu.
To learn more about the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, visit www.eda.gov/oie/nacie.