The Innovation Team
Director of Innovation
Abby leads the implementation of the strategic plan for supporting innovation, commercialization, technology transfer and economic development activities at SJSU.
Dr. Jessica Trask
Director of Research Compliance, Office of Research
Dr. Trask guides faculty, staff, and students in conducting research that is legal and ethical and oversees all areas of research compliance.
Industry Research Alliances Specialist
The Industry Research Alliances Specialist brokers research agreements and collaborations with industry partners to increase innovation opportunities for faculty and staff at SJSU.
Mash (Michael) Ashley
SpartUp Incubator Launch Director
Mash leads the SpartUp Incubator team, serves as a mentor and also teaches in the Lucas College of Business.
Innovation Programs Facilitator
Lisa helps coordinate programs focused on developing industry collaboration, technology transfer and entrepreneurship support programs and activities.
University Advancement Representative
Jacob (Jake) Manaloor, JD
Director of Development for Research and Innovation
Jake leads fundraising for our division and looks forward to helping increase innovative research and entrepreneurial opportunities at SJSU.
San José State University Research Foundation Representatives
Director of Sponsored Programs
Reed provides contract management and support.
Director, Silicon Valley Small Business Development Center
Kim Tung Tran
Project Coordinator, Silicon Valley Small Business Development Center