- Consumer Products
Jim Freedman has been a Licensing Officer at the TLO since 2006, managing patents and licensing issues for Chemicals, Chemical Engineering and Material Science, particularly in areas of chemical catalysts, nanomaterials and water technologies. He also serves as liaison between the TLO and multiple large corporate and university research alliances. Jim has been involved in various aspects of the ecosystem that drives the Institute’s entrepreneurship culture including the Deshpande Center for Innovation, the MIT Enterprise Forum, iTeams, the Massachusetts Technology Transfer Center, Mass Clean Energy Center and the Boston Chapter of LES (past co-chair). Prior to coming to MIT, Jim worked in research, development, manufacturing and customer support functions at Polaroid Corporation, Spectra Incorporated and Presstek Corporation, all aimed at bringing chemical-based products and systems into the market. He has Chemistry degrees from Harvard and Columbia Universities and a Masters in Management from Boston University.