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Contact Our Team

As a unit within Drexel University's Office of Research & Innovation, we provide comprehensive tech transfer services to expand the impact of Drexel Research. Drexel Applied Innovation consists of 3 pillars: Intellectual Property & Agreements, Industry Engagement and Entrepreneurial Development.

For questions about invention disclosures, intellectual property, Drexel University Patent & Copyright Policy and various agreements and contracts to support your endeavors:

If you are interested in participating in our commercialization programs such as the NSF I-Corps program:

For questions about resources and programs for current and aspiring startup founders such as the ic@3401 incubator, Drexel Express Startup License and NSF Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) advisory services:

For questions about industry engagement and exploring technologies available for licensing:

For all other questions:


Mohammad Balapour
Entrepreneur in Residence

Pouya Dianat
Entrepreneur in Residence

Eamon Gallagher
ic@3401 Program Director

Shintaro Kaido
Vice Provost for Innovation & Executive Director, Drexel Applied Innovation

Robert McGrath, PhD
Director, IP & Agreements

Elizabeth N. Poppert, PHD
Licensing Manager

Susan Rhoades
Innovation Portfolio Manager

Theresa Torres
Finance and Marketing Analyst


All written correspondence should be sent to:

Drexel Applied Innovation
3020 Market Street, Suite 510
Philadelphia, PA 19104