Financial Services >> CEO Interviews >> February 16, 2004
CLIFFORD GROSS – UTEK CORPORATION (UTK)
CLIFFORD M. GROSS serves as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the
Board of Directors of UTEK Corporation. Dr. Gross previously held the
appointment of Research Professor and Director of the Center for Product
Ergonomics at the University of South Florida. In 1984 he founded the
Biomechanics Corporation of America and served as its CEO until 1995.
Before this he held positions as Acting Director of the Graduate Program
in Ergonomics and Biomechanics at New York University and Chairman of
the Department of Biomechanics at New York Institute of Technology. Dr.
Gross has received 18 patents and has produced numerous publications.
His most recent book, co-authored with Joe Allen, is entitled Technology
Transfer for Entrepreneurs. It describes how companies can utilize
federal laboratory innovations to invigorate their product offerings and
strengthen their core technology. Dr. Gross founded UTEK Corporation to
help accelerate the growth of technology companies with new university
and federal laboratory discoveries. He received his Master's and PhD
degrees from New York University. Profile
TWST: Please start with a brief historical sketch of UTEK Corp., and a
picture of what you are doing at the present time.
Dr. Gross: UTEK Corporation was founded in 1997. We are a