oeip - university of delaware

Who We Are

Our mission is to promote and facilitate the commercialization of University of Delaware technologies for the benefit of the public and the university. OEIP includes the Technology Transfer Center (TTC) and the Small Business Development Center (SBDC).

Office of Economic Innovation & Partnerships (OEIP)

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David Weir
Director, OEIP
302-831-7140 | dsweir@udel.edu
Dr. Weir holds a doctorate in chemical physics and lectured at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland before a 35-year career with DuPont. He is a former vice president for global research and development at DuPont and the founding director of the Delaware Biotechnology Institute.
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J. Michael Bowman (Mike)
Associate Director, OEIP
State Director, SBDC
302-831-4283 | jmbowman@udel.edu
Mike provides fiscal oversight, strategic planning, funding advocacy, and resource development and deployment for the entire SBDC organization. Mike was the business founder and vice president and general manager of DuPont's Advanced Material Systems. Most recently, he was the chairman and president of the Delaware Technology Park. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Fraunhofer USA, DE Bio Science Association, and First State Innovation.
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Cheryl Honaker
Administrative Assistant I
302-831-7140 | chonaker@udel.edu
Cheryl provides administrative support to OEIP.
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Cyndi McLaughlin
Manager, OEIP
302-831-7140 | caj@udel.edu
Cyndi is responsible for establishing and managing the Office's relations and communication network to ensure successful internal and external partnerships and collaborations with an emphasis on programs to encourage and enable innovation and entrepreneurship.
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Sarah Minnich
Administrative Assistant IV
302-831-7140 | sminnich@udel.edu
Sarah is responsible for all communication and marketing within OEIP, the Tech Transfer Center, and SBDC.
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Amalea Rassias
Financial Analyst
302-831-7140 | apm@udel.edu
Amalea is responsible for all financial and budgetary matters within OEIP, the Tech Transfer Center and SBDC.

Technology Transfer Center (TCC)

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Brad Yops
Director, Technology Transfer Center
Assistant Director, OEIP
302-831-0147 | byops@udel.edu
Brad manages operations of the Technology Transfer Center and assists UD researchers with legal issues relating to inventions, patents, copyrights and trademarks. He also serves on the Intellectual Property (IP) Committee.
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Denise Bierlein
Licensing Analyst, Technology Transfer Center
302-831-4005 | deniseb@udel.edu
Denise manages the filing of patent applications and related activities associated with the Technology Transfer Center. She also serves on the IP Committee.
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Jane Garrity
Senior Licensing Associate, Technology Transfer Center
302-831-0783 | jgarrity@udel.edu
Jane serves as the Senior Licensing Associate within the Technology Transfer Center.
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Joy Goswami
Assistant Director, Technology Transfer Center
302-831-3547 | jgoswami@udel.edu
Joy is actively involved in managing UD's intellectual property, establishing start-up and spin-off companies, and developing University-industry collaborations and partnerships. He also serves on the IP Committee. Please visit Joy's Experts at UD page.
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John Osoinach
Manager, SBDC
302-831-0777 | osoinach@udel.edu
John acts as a project manager for the Technology Transfer Center and serves on the IP Committee. He is also the New Castle County Director and Business Analyst for the SBDC.
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Gary Simon
Business Analyst, SBDC
302-831-0772 | simong@udel.edu
Gary acts as a project manager for the Technology Transfer Center and as a Business Analyst for the SBDC. He also serves on the IP Committee.

Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

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J. Michael Bowman (Mike)
Associate Director, OEIP
State Director, SBDC
302-831-4283 | jmbowman@udel.edu
Mike provides fiscal oversight, strategic planning, funding advocacy, and resource development and deployment for the entire OEIP organization. Mike was the business founder and vice president and general manager of DuPont's Advanced Material Systems. Most recently, he was the chairman and president of the Delaware Technology Park. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Fraunhofer USA, DE Bio Science Association, and First State Innovation.
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Barbara Necarsulmer
Associate Director, SBDTC
302-831-0205 | necarb@udel.edu
Barbara's entrepreneurial background includes owning and operating mail order and catering businesses. She assists setting up and financing small businesses.
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Dave Baldini
Business Analyst, SBDC
302-831-3412 | dbaldini@udel.edu
Dave is a Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) counselor and is an expert in management and government contracting. He has served as a PTAC counselor at George Mason University, the president and CEO of Aerosonic Corporation, the president of Avionics Specialties, Inc., and fulfilled numerous positions at Teledyne Industries.
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Juanita Beauford
PTAC Program Director, SBDC
302-831-0780 | jbeau@udel.edu
Juanita Beauford is the director of the Delaware Procurement Technical Assistance Program (PTAC).
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Ramin Armat
Corporate Associate, SBDC
302-831-0774 | ramin@udel.edu
Ramin is a graduate student in the MBA program and supports SBDC as a corporate associate.
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Sharon Louth
Business Advisor, SBDC
302-856-1077 | sdgray@udel.edu
Sharon is a business analyst in Sussex County.
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John Osoinach
Manager, SBDC
302-831-0777 | osoinach@udel.edu
John acts as a project manager for the Technology Transfer Center. He is also the New Castle County Director and Business Analyst for the SBDC.
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Lydia Pagnotti
Administrative Assitant II, SBDC
302-831-2747 | pagnotti@udel.edu
Lydia provides administrative support to SBDC.
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Bill Pfaff
Director (Sussex County), SBDC
302-856-1075 | wpfaff@udel.edu
Bill acts as the director for the Sussex County branch of SBDC.
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Bob Rausch
Business Advisor, SBDC
302-831-0773 | rausch@udel.edu
Bob serves as a business advisor for SBDC.
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Dana Reece
Program Support Specialist II, SBDC
302-831-0781 | dmreece@udel.edu
Dana provides support for SBDC programs.
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Gary Simon
Business Analyst, SBDC
302-831-0772 | simong@udel.edu
Gary acts as a project manager for the Technology Transfer Center and as a Business Analyst for the SBDC.
Wen_Wendy
Business Advisor, SBDC
302-831-0775 | wenw@udel.edu
Wendy serves as a business advisor and manages SBDC's Digital Compass program.