In his role as Oregon State University’s Associate Vice President of Research Innovation for Economic Impact, Mr. Wall oversees the OSU Advantage - a leading driver, resource and steward for a strategic innovation economy in Oregon and beyond. Mr. Wall provides leadership and directs operational oversight for innovation and entrepreneurship programs, intellectual property protection and licensing, the execution of corporate agreements, and the Advanced Technologies and Manufacturing Institute.
Mr. Wall also oversees OSU’s University Venture Development Fund effort - a $6M+ donor-based, tax-incentivized program providing funding to support commercialization of promising university discoveries and emerging startup companies.
Previously, he led the Office for Commercialization and Corporate Development at OSU as well as numerous other roles at OSU since 2001. Mr. Wall created OSU’s first equity policy, negotiated OSU’s first equity license, built a team whose agreements have quadrupled license revenue in the past ten years and another team who have completed agreements generating tens of millions in corporate research, implementing national best practices throughout the office. Perhaps more importantly, this enabled the OSU Advantage to build a suite of programs and capabilities that have helped companies form and launch products worldwide, created job opportunities for graduates, and enhanced research relationships and reputation. He also co-developed and launched OSU’s Accelerator as its first Interim Co-Director, bringing ideas to market by connecting innovators and entrepreneurs to the resources they need for successful high growth startups.
Mr. Wall has a passion for driving university impact through innovation, entrepreneurship, use-inspired research, and building long-term internal and external partnerships.