Past EventPartnering with Large Companies to Accelerate Commercialization

In this panel discussion, hear from business leaders on ways to partner with established companies to help you in commercializing your business. Learn how your company can benefit from partnership, business development and strategic alliance opportunities.

Moderator: Mark Walztoni, Sustainable Alliance Ventures

Speakers: Stephen Young, Ph.D., Professor in the Department of Pathology UNM School of Medicine and the Scientific Director of Infectious Disease at TriCore Reference Laboratories; Robert Harbour, Executive Chairman, Lumidigm

Speaker Bios

Stephen Young, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department of Pathology UNM School of Medicine and the Scientific Director of Infectious Disease at TriCore Reference Laboratories. Dr. Young is a Diplomat of the American Board of Medical Microbiology. Dr. Young’s has active research in evaluation and development of diagnostic products for clinical microbiology and has completed 80 FDA trials or market evaluations of diagnostic tests. Dr Young has been a collaborator for 15 years in the MultiCenter AIDS Cohort Study and was been fund for ten years by Sandia National Laboratories on the development of long range sensors for biodefense.

Robert Harbour, Executive Chairman, Lumidigm, is a veteran of the identity management industry. He co-founded Lumidigm Inc. in July 2001 and served as its Chairman and CEO until 2012, when he became Executive Chairman of the Board. Under his leadership, Lumidigm has introduced highly differentiated biometrics products and authentication solutions to industry-leading customers while developing a strong and diverse patent position for multi-imaging technologies. Mr. Harbour has attracted an outstanding management team and an exceptional group of investors. With 40 years of experience, Mr. Harbour is an expert at managing technology-based companies. He serves on the Board of Directors of Start-Up Australia.

Prior to founding Lumidigm, Mr. Harbour successfully started a venture capital company in Australia. As Managing Director, he specialized in early-stage technology companies. Previously, he was active in joint ventures and merger and acquisition activities worldwide and served as the Chairman and CEO of the DuPont/FUJIFILM joint venture in electronic imaging and as a board member for several DuPont investee companies. While at DuPont, Mr. Harbour held management positions in R&D, manufacturing, sales and marketing, business development and international operations.

Mr. Harbour graduated from Macalester College, St. Paul, Minnesota with a BA in Chemistry and from the University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri with a PhD in Physical Chemistry.

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