Richard Greenwald, PhD
Rick is an entrepreneur and biomedical engineer with over 25 years of experience in building companies, developing novel technologies, and motivating the process of technology commercialization in the medical device industry. His expertise includes technology and intellectual property development, evaluation and licensing, strategic financing, and business development. He is the founder and CEO of Simbex (Lebanon, NH), was founding CEO of venture-funded iWalk (now BionX), and Executive Director of the non-profit National Institute for Sports Science and Safety. In addition to being Co-Director of NEPDC, Rick is Co-Director of the NIH funded Center for Translation of Rehabilitation Engineering Advances and Technology. He is Professor (adjunct) at Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College. Rick previously served as a small business expert on of the National Advisory Child Health and Human Development Council of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, and on the Council of Councils, Office of the Director, National Institutes of Health. He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, and holds 15 US Patents, with 4 patents pending.