Eric Olson

Technology Portfolio Manager & Intellectual Property Officer

Eric Olson is responsible for protecting and evaluating innovations in high tech arising from research at the University of Minnesota as well as partnering with Technology Licensing Officers to facilitate commercialization of these innovations.

Prior to joining Technology Commercialization in 2007, Eric Olson had more than five years of experience in startup companies, consulting and as an associate in an angel investment network. He had a number of roles ranging from systems engineering at a wireless communications startup company to developing strategies for new and growing technology ventures in a consulting capacity.

Eric is an inventor on 21 issued US patents related to interference cancellation in CDMA mobile communications systems. He is also an author on a number of published scientific papers on the topic of soliton wave propagation in optical fiber.

Eric has an M.B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison; an M.S. in applied mathematics from the University of Colorado at Boulder; and a B.S. in electrical engineering and mathematics from Marquette University.

See a list of available technologies in engineering and physical sciences. Technology areas include computer vision, semiconductors, wireless communications, power electronics, signal processing, and magnetic resonance imaging.