The MITRE Corporation offers startups an opportunity to leverage MITRE’s breadth and depth of expertise, and significant investment in research and development, through partnerships. During this interactive presentation, MITRE’s Deputy Director for Strategic Partnerships and Technology Transfer, Dr. Karen Hathaway Viani, will provide an overview of MITRE, description of capability areas, and opportunities for the private sector. Join us on February 14, 2020 at 1pm @ MassRobotics, located at 12 Channel St., Floor 2, Boston MA to hear more!

Dr. Karen Hathaway Viani has more than 25 years of experience leading teams developing technology solutions for the government and commercial industry. She is currently the Deputy Director of the Strategic Partnerships and Technology Transfer Office at the MITRE Corporation. In this role she is responsible for identifying and managing MITRE’s portfolio of high impact intellectual property from inventions of more than 7000 engineers, engaging with industry, and negotiating agreements. Her efforts have resulted in relationships with startups, Fortune 100/500 companies, and others complementary to MITRE’s mission; a proposals for collaborative development and licensing of life-changing and globally impactful technologies; execution of agreements with universities and private sector entities; and increased return on investment for MITRE’s internal research and development program. Prior to this role, Dr. Hathaway Viani built trusted relationships with government and industry leaders and provided high impact engineering solutions to complex problems. Dr. Hathaway Viani is active in community, charitable, and professional organizations. Dr. Hathaway Viani earned a Doctorate in Systems Engineering from The George Washington University, a Masters degree in Business Administration and an undergraduate degree in Physics, and is a certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, Program Management Professional (PMP), and SAFe Agile Product Manager/ Product Owner (PM/PO). She maintains her sanity with distance running and red wine.