Matt Simon, senior licensing manager for engineering & physical sciences, manages the University of New Hampshire’s intellectual property assets with the goal of protecting, promoting, and commercializing UNH’s innovations. He is responsible for the intellectual property originating from: the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences; the School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering; the Institute for Earth, Oceans, and Space; the Research Computing Center; and the InterOperability Laboratory. Matt’s work is informed by his experience and interest in leveraging LEAN Launchpad methodologies. He teaches undergraduate and graduate students in intellectual asset management and business model creation and has participated in numerous NSF I-Corps site cohorts. Matt also serves on UNH’s Export Controls Committee and is a member of AUTM.
Prior to joining the UNHInnovation office Matt was a machine vision engineer with OSRAM. Most recently, he worked in OSRAM’s Specialty Products business group and was responsible for the design and development of automotive SSL manufacturing equipment and PCB inspection systems. He is a certified LEAN Manufacturing Leader and has led numerous inter-disciplinary teams. Matt also worked as an engineer for deep information sciences, where he developed mesh-network sensor arrays, and as a counselor for at-risk and underprivileged boys with the Mayhew Program.
Matt earned his Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from the University of New Hampshire and his Bachelor of Arts in the administration of justice from the University of Pittsburgh. He is currently an MBA-candidate at the University of New Hampshire.