Joseph Janda, Portland State University

Member, VertueLab Board of Directors

Joseph Janda has over a decade of experience in early stage technology evaluation, IP development and licensing, and university technology start-up companies. He has worked in university technology transfer offices at Stony Brook University in New York, George Mason University in Virginia, and for a brief time at Oregon Health and Science University focusing on the Knight Cancer Institute. He has been the Director of Innovation & Intellectual Property at Portland State University since 2011. 

In these roles he has facilitated the movement of technologies and knowledge from university labs to commercial entities across a broad range of disciplines, and assisted in the formation of several university startup companies in the fields of cancer and heart disease diagnostics, drug screening, early stage pharma, and remote sensors. As a board observer he has also coached and participated in half a dozen startup companies though their first years of operation.