Session Details

Partnering Forum: Physical and Computer Sciences
Thursday, March 18, 2021 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM 
Industry / Academic Partnerships
The AUTM Partnering Forum is a unique opportunity for technology transfer and licensing specialists from universities and research institutions to connect with their counterparts in business development and investment from the materials and computer sciences industry. Join us for an industry panel discussion followed by networking.


Alisa Band, Senior Investment Manager, Henkel Tech Ventures


Chris Hewitt, Innovation Network Manager, BASF Corporation

Rohit Israni, Director Strategic Business Development, Intel

Kevin McCreight, Technology Manager, Eastman Chemical Company Other

Industry Participants:

Jerod Hevel, Director of Strategy and Innovation, Ambassador Supply

Dr. Joe Moritz,Corporate New Business Development Manager, BASF

Melanie (Joffe) Samson, Open Innovation Lead, HP Indigo

Zheng Lu, Fellow, Henkel Tech Ventures

Tamar Shafir, Global Head of Technology and Startup Scouting, ICL Group

Chetan Hire, Scientific Associate, Henkel Tech Ventures

Adarsh Sowcar, External Ventures Manager, Saint-Gobain

Ellick Chan, Head of University Relations, Intel

Ligang Zhao, Henkel Tech Ventures

Raul Benitez, Henkel Tech Ventures

Dr. Steve Perri, Eastman Chemical Company

Dr. Brendan Abolins, Eastman Chemical Company

Alisa Band
Senior Investment Manager
Henkel Tech Ventures

Christopher Hewitt
Innovation Network Manager
BASF Corporation

Rohit Israni

Kevin McCreight
Technology Fellow, External Innovation
Eastman Chemical Company