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Gerard Frederickson

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Gerard is a Principal Advisor at Larta Institute. He offers more than 25 years of professional experience in technology innovation and commercialization. His technology experience includes clean technologies such as…

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Zolt Pukanecz

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Zolt Pukanecz Manager, Clotho LLC I’m an Engineer and Certified Licensing Professional who has worked in various technical roles, technology transfer and business development with Fortune 500 companies as…

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Tania Fernandez

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As a Principal Advisor for Larta’s Commercialization Assistance Program and the National Science Foundation Program, Dr. Fernandez brings to Larta deep domain expertise in the biotech and healthcare industry both…

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Mark Juergensen

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As a Principal Advisor for Larta’s Commercialization Assistance Programs, Mark has mentored over 90 companies in the fields of clean technology, energy, defense, and transportation. In doing so he brings…

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Robert Calcaterra

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As a Principal Advisor, Dr. Calcaterra provides strategic and business advice to recipients of federal grants from the NIH, USDA, NOAA and DOE. Additionally, he also serves as a subject…

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John Vassiliades

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As a registered practicing patent, technology, transactions, and corporate attorney, John has mentored nearly 300 companies with their IP strategies, negotiated and successfully closed several hundred domestic and international partnership…

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John Tao

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John is a Principal Advisor for Larta’s Commercialization Assistance Programs. He is an innovation expert with over 40 years of experience in leading and growing large organizations. John has strong…

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Jeff Knopf

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Jeff is a Principal Advisor for Larta’s Commercialization Assistance Programs. With over 38 years professional experience holding both technical and commercial positions including Sales, Strategic Account Management, Commercial Development, Strategic…

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Xiao-Wei Zhu

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Xiao-Wei Zhu (“Wei”) is a Commercialization Advisor for SBIR grantee companies with phase I and phase II awards from NSF, NIST, NIH, and DOE, help awardees build business models with…

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Ben Margolis

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Ben Margolis is a Principal Advisor for Larta’s Commercialization Assistance Programs. He is an experienced renewable energy executive with over a decade of experience in both entrepreneurial ventures and large,…

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