Press release written for Utah State Today
Business Development Manager Joins USU’s Commercial Enterprises
LOGAN, UT — Utah State University’s Commercial Enterprises welcomes new business development manager, Christian S. Iverson.
Iverson joins USU’s Commercial Enterprises with ten years of experience in biotechnology research, development, commercialization and start-up management. Prior to joining Utah State, Iverson served as the executive director of the Spendlove Medical Research Institute where he developed and managed a wide variety of programs including low cost diagnostics and air quality improvement.
Leading up to his work with Spendlove Medical, Iverson was the co-founder and vice president of business development for Quansys Biosciences. Iverson remains involved with Quansys Biosciences as a member of the Board of Directors.
Iverson has experience performing market assessments of emerging technologies and concepts for commercial applications including assessments for hydrogen fuel cells, emergency wilderness beacons, and manure-to-methane systems.
“Christian’s collaborative abilities and experience in market research will undoubtedly assist in the university’s future commercialization efforts,” said Robert T. Behunin, vice president for Commercialization and Regional Development. “He is a welcome addition to our team.”
Iverson is a graduate of Utah State University — he holds bachelor’s degrees in biology and business and earned an MBA in 2004.
Commercial Enterprises works closely with academic and industry partners to develop new technologies by “spinning in” business innovation opportunities. CE is committed to protecting USU’s intellectual property and developing relevant, practical technologies with industry. As a business development manager, Iverson will work on technology and business development within the USU College of Engineering and will collaborate with other CE business developers to leverage the intellectual, financial and creative assets of USU.
The unification of the commercial efforts at Utah State University and emphasis on research and commercialization outreach expands USU’s land-grant profile and mission for the economic good of the state. With USU regional campuses or extension offices in 28 of Utah’s 29 counties, Commercial Enterprises collaborates with industry networks and governments to leverage university resources to expand opportunities for USU and its partners that will lead to economic sustainability, new capital and job creation, increased tax and royalty revenue, and a value-added industrial base.
For more information, visit Commercial Enterprises at http://crd.usu.edu. Commercial Enterprises is located on the Utah State University Innovation Campus, 1780 N. Research Park Way, Suite 108, North Logan, UT 84341.