Joseph Jankowski, Ph.D.

Medical Market Advisor

With a robust career in medical product innovation and commercialization, Joe supports Balance's efforts helping both startups and global medical device manufacturers with innovation and commercialization strategies. In January 2013, Dr. Jankowski became Case Western Reserve University’s (CWRU) first Chief Innovation Officer. In this capacity, Joe provides leadership to several on-campus commercialization and translational programs, including the Case Coulter Translational Research Partnership, Philips Global Advanced Imaging Innovation Center, and the Case Intellectual Property Venture Clinic. He is a founding director at NEOhio for-profits that include Arteriocyte, Neuros Medical, and Thermalin, and a trustee of BioEnterprise Corporation and JumpStart, where he serves on the Executive and Investment Approval committees.

Alongside partners from the CWRU School of Law and Weatherhead School of Management, Jankowski co-founded the CWRU “Fusion” program that educates integrated teams of JD, MBA, and PhD students in the realms of intellectual property, commercialization, and corporate finance and partnering. 

From 2003 to 2013, Jankowski directed the CWRU Technology Transfer Office (TTO). In this capacity, he led commercialization efforts for the University and its clinical affiliates that emanated from more than $300 million of research activity taking place at the CWRU and its affiliate institutions annually. Under his leadership, the TTO assessed more than 1,500 inventions disclosures, executed over 300 license and option agreements, established 40 spin-off enterprises and recorded more than $100 million in license income.

Previously, Dr. Jankowski was a commercialization officer in the Office of Innovations at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation (CCF), a Technology Analyst in the Environmental Technology Commercialization Center at the Battelle Memorial Institute, and a research assistant with the SUNY Research Foundation.

Dr. Jankowski holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the State University of New York's College of Environmental Sciences, an M.B.A. from the Weatherhead School of Management and a dual B.S. in Chemical and Environmental Engineering Technologies from the University of Dayton.