Innovation Happens Where Talent and Opportunity Come Together
The Innovation Partners Institute looks for challenging community problems and then assembles an A-list of partners with the exact skills, experiences, and capabilities to collaboratively bring novel solutions forward. This requires Innovation Partners who lead projects, as well as Corporate Partners, University Partners, Community Partners, and Funding Partners who bring their expertise and practical experience to turn ideas into working applications.
Because of the institute’s virtual nature, Innovation Partners function as “innovators in network” as opposed to “entrepreneurs in residence.” In addition to what IPI provides, the Innovation Partners tap their own networks as they develop solutions, deepening the available talent pool.
Shakouri is a Silicon Valley investor, entrepreneur and international executive with more than 25 years experience in the communications and electronics industry.
Bynagari is a serial entrepreneur in healthcare IT. With a mission of “Innovative solutions with a Human Touch,” Bynagari was the inventor behind Diagnotes, a single platform for healthcare communications.
Broecker is an experienced business executive with a passion and track record for building organizations and creating value by advancing breakthrough innovation to the marketplace. He currently serves as the Chief Innovation and Collaboration Officer for the Purdue Research Foundation.
Davenport is Director of Community Development for US Ignite.
Jigyasa Sharma works with US Ignite communities on innovation districts, privacy, cybersecurity, data governance, equity, and community engagement.
Mr. Hendrix is a senior technology and management professional, specializing in new product introduction. With over 23 years of experience, he is a strong leader, successful in the start-up of new technical organizations with the purpose of engineering, developing, and launching new products for production.
Junaid Islam is a cybersecurity expert with 30 years of experience in secure communications. His background spans field operations to the design and development of protocols. Junaid’s technical contributions have been incorporated into a broad range of commercial and government networks.
Kelby Price leads corporate development at XQ Message, where she manages the development of overall corporate growth strategies, strategic partnerships, capital raises, investor relations and overall business development.
Brian Wane creates products and leads product-focused teams. He is an award-winning design and product management professional with proven experience in overseeing the end-to-end lifecycle for enterprise brands and Fortune 500 corporations.
Christian Kanady SMART Coalition
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