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Stanford University, School of Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Lecturer, European Entrepreneurship & Innovation
United States

Dr. Burton Lee PhD MBA is Lecturer in European Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Stanford University School of Engineering in Silicon Valley. He also concurrently serves as Managing Director of Innovarium Ventures. He is a recognized global expert in innovation, entrepreneurship, innovation ecosystems and design.

Dr. Lee is a technology venture finance, innovation, entrepreneurship and design industry professional with 15+ years entrepreneurship, senior management and technical leadership experience in seed-stage investment; venture-backed startups; major global technology corporations (GE, HP, Daimler); govt executive service; STI & economic development agencies (NSF, NIH, NASA, European Commission); & top research universities.

For the past five years, Burton has lead Stanford's 'European Innovation and Entrepreneurship' initiative in the School of Engineering, based out of the ME Dept Design Group. He has successfully developed new partnerships for Stanford with innovation organizations in Ireland, Estonia, Spain, Italy, Romania, France, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark and the UK.

As Managing Director of Innovarium Ventures, Dr. Lee provides senior strategic, financial & technical leadership and advisory services to the global innovation sector, including hitech startups; private equity | VC investment funds and seed- & early-stage investors; technology & manufacturing corporations | MNCs; universities; S&T parks; accelerators & incubators; and regional & national govt STI agencies.

Burton is a frequent public speaker in Europe, Latin America, Washington DC & Silicon Valley.

Dr. Lee's expertise includes venture investment; regional innovation ecosystem | cluster assessment, roadmapping, strategy, design & new programs development; technology startup advisory roles & operations; innovation management, including 'design thinking', product design & development; technology commercialization; corporate development & strategy.

Web site: http://me421.stanford.edu

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