Per StromhaugAssistant Vice President for Innovation and Economic Development
Per Stromhaug oversees the office of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Partnerships including tech transfer activities, the start-up suite, entrepreneurial support and economic growth initiatives. He is also overseeing the new High Technology Incubator in downtown Binghamton and is the lead contact for the Start-up NY initiative at Binghamton University.
Scott HancockDirector, IP Management and Licensing
Scott Hancock is involved in all aspects of protecting, leveraging and transferring University intellectual property assets to company commercialization partners. His responsibilities include exploring the business case for inventions generated campus-wide, managing faculty and student engagement with patent counsel, marketing technologies and negotiating options and licenses. He also takes the lead in crafting confidentiality, material transfer and inter-institutional agreements. He works closely with the Office of Sponsored Programs relative to intellectual property rights in grants and contracts.
Laura HolmesProgram Associate
Laura Holmes focuses on programs for the office including Innovation Day and Pre-Seed Workshop among others as well as being involved with multiple community non-profit local events and programming. She also maintains and updates the Intellectual Property database and handles budgeting for the office. She also assists in supporting the Start-up NY initative at Binghamton University as well as student entrepreneurship. In addition, she supports the office of State and Community Relations.
Ken McLeodEntrepreneur in Residence
Ken McLeod serves as the Entrepreneur in Residence at Binghamton University, where his work focuses on identifying students and staff with an entrepreneurial interest and assisting them in the launch of new high-growth ventures. He received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from MIT, and completed post-doctoral studies in Anatomy and Cell Biology at Tufts University. His research expertise is in the area of electromagnetic interactions with living tissue, and he holds over 25 patents in this area. He is a serial entrepreneur, having launched twelve ventures over the past 30 years, primarily in the health and wellness industry.
Scott MoserTechnology Licensing Assistant
Scott Moser focuses on leveraging, transferring, and licensing University intellectual property assets to company commercialization partners. His responsibilities include preparing analytical and evaluative state-of-the-art assessments on the patent and commercial potential of inventions through a thorough review of highly-specialized information from patent data bases, interviews with inventors and company representatives, and additional research and analysis. He received his law degree from Capital University Law School, and is a registered patent attorney with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Emma BaudendistelAdministrative Assistant
Emma Baudendistel provides administrative support to the Office of Entrepreneurship & Innovation Partnership. She serves as key support for the Start-Up companies at Binghamton University and aids with event planning for the department. She supports filing of patents and disclosures. General office activities include mail distribution, phone traffic, preparing travel documents, processing legal documents, billing and provides support to the Assistant Vice President for Entrepreneurship and Economic Development.