Per Stromhaug is the Associate Vice President for Innovation and Economic Development at Binghamton University. He oversees the Office of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Partnerships, including tech-transfer activities, the Start-up Suite, entrepreneurial support and economic growth initiatives. He also oversees the Koffman Southern Tier Incubator in downtown Binghamton and is the lead contact for the STARTUP NY Initiative at Binghamton University. Per has a lot of experience in technology transfer, entrepreneurship, business incubation and economic development on the business and administrative side; at the hands-on and at the executive level. Prior to Binghamton University Per has worked as an assistant professor and licensing associate at the University of Missouri – Columbia, and as a post-doctoral research fellow at the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor and the University of Florida – Gainesville, conducting research in the area of molecular and cell biology. He has been also a post-doctoral research fellow at the Norwegian Radium Hospital, with a fellowship from the Norwegian Cancer Society. Per holds a PhD degree in cell biology from the University of Oslo, Norway, and an Executive MBA degree in Entrepreneurship from the University of Missouri – Kansas City.