Innovation Partnerships Network

IPN members are thought leaders in the study and receive the benefits of being in a network of cross-sector colleagues engaged in industry-university partnerships.


Edward Benz
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Mel Bernstein
Sr. Vice Provost, Research and Graduate Ed.
Northeastern University 
James Capistran
Executive Director
UMass Amherst Innovation Institute
Julie Chen
Vice-Provost for Research
University of Massachusetts Lowell 
Thomas Chmura
Vice President, Economic Development
President’s Office, University of Massachusetts
Erik Halvorsen
Sr. Director, Tech Licensing & Industry Collaboration
Tufts University 
Robert Hyland
Director, Intelligent Adaptive Software Directorate
BAE Systems
Anne Levine
Vice President, External Affairs
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute 
Tim Leshan
Vice President for Government Relations
Northeastern University
David Luzzi
Executive Director, Strategic Security Initiative
Northeastern University 
Michael Malone
Vice Chancellor, Research and Engagement
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Sridaran Natesan
VP, Strategic Initiatives and Scientific Relations
Peter Reinhart
Founding Director, Institute for Applied Life Sciences
University of Massachusetts Amherst
David Saul
Senior Vice President and Chief Scientist
State Street Corporation 
John Schramm
Chief Information Risk Officer
Manulife Financial Corporation/
John Hancock Financial Services, Inc.
Joel Schwartz
Sr. Vice President and General Manager, Global New Business Development
EMC Corporation 
Gary Sclar
Assoc. Director, Office of Research & Tech Venture
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Diane Souvaine
Vice Provost for Research
Tufts University 


Deborah Stokes
Leader, Global External Research
EMC Corporation
Said Tabet
Senior Technologist and Industry Standards Strategist
EMC Corporation 
Mona Vernon
Vice President, Data Innovation Lab
Thomson Reuters



Robert Atkinson
Founder and President,
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
William Bonvillian
Director for Federal Relations,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 
Bhaskar Chakravorti
Sr. Associate Dean of Int’l Business & Finance, Exec.
Director, Institute for Business in the Global Context
The Fletcher School, Tufts University
Thomas Champagne
Senior Director
Huron Consulting Group 
Mitch Horowitz
Vice President and Managing Director
Battelle Technology Partnership Practice
Cameron Kerry
Former Acting Secretary and General Counsel,
U.S. Department of Commerce,
Distinguished Fellow at the Brookings Institute 
Andrew Lo
Professor of Finance and Director,
Laboratory for Financial Engineering
MIT Sloan School of Management
Alan Paau
Executive Director and Vice Provost,
Technology Transfer and Economic Development
Cornell University 
Christopher Perretta
Exec. VP and Chief Information Officer
State Street Corporation
Howard Shrobe
Associate Director and Research Scientist,
Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Ray Stata
Co-founder and Chairman of the Board
Analog Devices, Inc.,
Founder, Stata Venture Partners

Jack Wilson
President Emeritus,

University of Massachusetts

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