WBT Open Innovation at the 2014 FLC Mid-Continent / Far West Regional Meeting Speakers

Jeff Carpenter Ph.D

Bird Dog Innovation Strategies

Jeff Carpenter is the point person behind Bird Dog Innovation Strategies. His technology commercialization experience includes 4 ½ years leading product development for a clean tech start-up; nearly 10 years in university technology transfer; technology scout in the open innovation group for a medical device company; and commercialization planning, due diligence, and strategic partnering support for entrepreneurs, investors, and technology acquirers. His expertise includes market and competitor analysis, strategic patenting, partner identification and vetting, patent valuation, and license negotiation. Jeff is a Certified Licensing Professional.

Jeff is an entrepreneur in his own right, being co-founder of a company that develops specialty products for travelers, focusing on theft-deterrent products and unique journals for travelers.

He is also actively involved with the Cleantech Open, a leading nationwide clean technology business accelerator, leading their investor and partners program for the past four years, both nationally and in the Midwest Region.