Daniel Behr


I’m an innovation catalyst and entrepreneurial leader skilled at commercializing inventions and ideas to address customers’ unmet needs and to generate enterprise growth. I bring a unique combination of experiences in business & innovation strategy, startups, venture capital, business development, and university technology transfer.

Using innovation as a lever for growth and value creation is a common thread in my career. In some cases this involves finding or building pathways to enable the translation of new technologies and ideas into viable products and solutions; in other cases it involves the discovery of customers’ unmet needs that can be addressed with innovations such as new products and services or even simply with more finely-tuned messaging.

My innovation expertise is industry and product agnostic – for example, most recently I’ve applied it in early-stage biotech, performance fabrics, and specialty plastic films. In prior years I helped bring products to markets in materials science and industrial instrumentation.