March 2008 – Michael Bowman



Our distinguished guest for this 11th science breakfast was J. Michael Bowman, Chairman and President of the Delaware Technology Park, and President of the Association of University Research Parks (AURP). He presented a speech on: the role of research parks within a national innovation system, the economic impact of parks (from a recent study by AURP in conjunction with the Battelle Technology Practice), and future trends including open innovation, emerging new technologies and evolving new research park models.


bowman_photo-2.jpgSince 1998, Mike has been Chairman of the Board and CEO of the Delaware Technology Park Inc, (DTP) a collaboration of the State of Delaware, University of Delaware and high technology industries such as advanced materials, life sciences and information technology. In 2007, he was elected President of the Board of the Association of University Research Parks which includes about 180 US and Canadian research parks.

In 2005, DTP was recognized as Outstanding Research Park of the Year for the nation. The 40 acre park is home to 54 companies, the Delaware Biotechnology Institute (DBI) 750 employees and graduated 20 spin out companies. DTP tenants have won about $200 million in federal grant awards and invested $150 million to date. DTP and DBI have had a direct role in the creation of nearly 15,000 jobs in Delaware over the last 10 years.

>From 1990 to 1996, Mike was Vice President & General Manager for DuPont Advanced Materials and Systems, a one billion-dollar global business unit with 2500 employees. Over a 30 year career at DuPont he served professional and managerial roles in research, marketing and manufacturing.

Currently Mike serves as a Board member on five technologies – based companies, First State Innovation, Delaware Science and Technology Council, UD Technology Corporation, DE BIO and is a member of the Council on Competitiveness.Mike holds a BS degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati and attended graduate business and financial programs at Wharton and Columbia. In 2000, he was presented the UC Distinguished Alumnus Award.


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