Joe Runge graduated from the University of Iowa with a Juris doctorate and a master of science in molecular evolution. He is a published scientist, admitted to practice law in the state of Nebraska, and registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
Since 2005 he has worked at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He protects scientists' inventions and develops business opportunities for the resultant intellectual property. Joe works with industry and entrepreneurs to form companies, license intellectual property, and develop advanced technology into new products.
Joe is the associate director of the UNeTech Institute, a translational research institute that builds startups out of the innovation from both the University of Nebraska Omaha and the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He is the principal investigator of the EDA i6 program: The Omaha Medical Technology Pipeline, an adjunct professor in multiple programs, and the co-host of Innovation Overground, a weekly tour of global university innovation.
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