Neil Kane is an entrepreneur, executive, innovator, and author with 25 years of general management, sales, marketing, and investment experience in a wide-range of environments. He was the first Entrepreneur in Residence at the University of Illinois, and now advises corporations in the Research Park. He was the founding CEO of several startup companies based on university research in areas such as nanotechnology and advanced materials.
He is an alum of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been recognized for Outstanding Entrepreneurship by the National Science Foundation, and is the co-author of The Innovator’s Secret Formula. A leading authority on technology commercialization, entrepreneurship and innovation, Neil provides innovation advice to the corporations at the Research Park.