innovosource is an awareness and strategy firm that partners with research universities and works on interactions with its key innovation partners (hi-tech companies, early stage investors, and advanced government agencies).
As part of our vision to shape the future of our partners and clients, we launch “conversation-building initiatives”, or offerings that challenge convention through the exploration of emerging topics that are vital to the future of early stage innovation.
Our first two initiatives are Mind the Gap and Pardon the Disruption (described below):
About the Founder
|Jacob Johnson has a strong passion and history of creating innovative opportunities through an understanding and application of emerging global forces, new tactics, and relationship-building. His primary motivation in founding innovosource was to act as a partner to organizations in early-stage innovation to develop topics and services that may be cost prohibitive, difficult, or too disruptive to explore internally.Prior to innovosource, Jacob was a consultant to the DARPA Microsystems Technology Office, and a founding member of three, technology transfer, business development and corporate relations units at the University of Minnesota. Jacob is a member of and a regular speaker at the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) and Network of Academic and Corporate Relations Officers (NACRO), and the Midwest Research University Network (MRUN).He is also the author and investigator of:
Jacob received BA degrees(biology, business) from Luther College, and a MSMOT-an executive business degree focused on managing/leading in high-tech and innovation intensive environments-from the University of Minnesota, which included residencies in England, Malta, Russia, Singapore, and Vietnam.