Bandhana Katoch

Bandhana has been actively involved in innovation-driven economic development by promoting technology transfer and commercialization activities, academic-industry collaborations, and developing an entrepreneurial ecosystem. She has worked as Marketing and Business Development Analyst where she assisted in conducting technology and commercialization assessments and helped faculty start-ups. She has also handled position where she managed and negotiated various agreements. Her prior experience includes working as life sciences research professional in US and India.

Bandhana has co-founded CLIMB (Collaboration, Leadership, and Innovation for Missouri Businesses). CLIMB was started with a grant funded by Kauffman Foundation. CLIMB is a student organization, currently involved in the organization as Advisor. In other roles, she has served as adjunct faculty member for International Marketing course and led Study Abroad Program to India.

Bandhana is a certified Registered Technology Transfer Professional and has served on various committees in different leadership roles. Bandhana holds a Juris Doctors (Intellectual Property) and Masters in Business Administration (Marketing and Managment) from University of Missouri. She has advanced degrees in life sciences area (Biological Sciences, Biochemistry, and Zoology) from US and India.