Global Conference 2010

Speaker's Biography

Christopher Coburn

Executive Director, Cleveland Clinic Innovations


Christopher Coburn is Cleveland Clinic's Chief of Technology Commercialization, serving as Executive Director of Cleveland Clinic Innovations since it was established in 2000. During that time, Cleveland Clinic has spun off 33 medical technology companies that have received more than $330 million in equity investment; transacted more than 200 technology licenses; and received more than $150 million in commercialization and applied research grants. Coburn serves on the boards of Autonomic Technologies, Cleveland HeartLab, Intelect, PeriTec and BioEnterprise. He is a former vice president and general manager of the Battelle Memorial Institute, director of the U.S. Enrichment Corp. and author of the only comprehensive profile of public-sector commercialization initiatives. He has consulted, testified and spoken on technology commercialization throughout North America and more than 20 countries. Coburn was named Neurotech Business Report's "most valuable financial professional" in 2008.


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