Financial Services >> CEO Interviews >> February 16, 2004


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