Eugene Krentsel

Dr. Eugene Krentsel

Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship
Associate Vice President for Research & Innovation

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Dr. Eugene Krentsel is responsible for the full range of activities in the discovery-innovation-translation-commercialization spectrum at the University. Prior to accepting this newly created position in April of 2013, Eugene served as Assistant Vice President for Entrepreneurship and Innovation Partnerships at the State University of New York at Binghamton, leading efforts in Entrepreneurship, Intellectual Property Management and Licensing, and Innovation-Based Economic Development. He led the development of the largest of the regional “Technology Transfer Hubs” across the SUNY research enterprise as part of a novel effort to spur new high-tech business opportunities and stimulate economic growth across New York State. Prior to joining SUNY in 2005, he was founding Director of the International Technology Commercialization Institute at the University of Missouri in Columbia. Formerly a scientist, inventor and an entrepreneur, he has extensive experience in technology commercialization, as well as in development and management of hi-tech start-up businesses. Dr. Krentsel is active with the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) and with the University-Industry Demonstration Partnership (UIDP). Over the last 15 years, he has advised various US and international organizations (National Academy of Sciences, US Department of State, International Science and Technology Center, Civilian Research and Development Foundation, American Councils for International Education, etc.), as well as published and presented on various aspects of technology commercialization, intellectual property strategies, assessing technology market potential, developing “Go-to-Market” strategies, identifying strategic partnerships and funding sources, negotiating techniques, as well as starting, growing, and managing technology-based companies.