University of Minnesota


Earl E. Bakken
Medical Devices Center

Greg Peterson, Bakken MDC

Greg Peterson

Greg Peterson
Innovation Collaborations

Gregory "Greg" Peterson is a medical devices and healthcare services business development professional with more than 40 years of successful leadership experiences as intrapreneur, entrepreneur and corporate executive. His competencies include working with very early stage technology development and product ideation to invention, including prototype development and leading company formation. His key interest include forming/managing research teams, assessing/engaging early strategic alliances, building management teams, recruiting key opinion leaders and raising capital. Greg has started several companies, and is experienced with start-up operations, strategic planning, manufacturing, marketing, sales, intellectual property management, and strategic alliance structuring.

Greg's for-profit industry experience includes medical device/health care services and high tech electronics with Spinal Designs, EI duPont, Ecolab, Sheldahl, and IBM. He currently serves in the leadership role for Innovation Collaborations at the University of Minnesota's Earl E. Bakken Medical Devices Center, a UMN outreach to engage medical device companies and sits on its Advisory Board.

Greg holds an MBA degree from the University of St. Thomas and a Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Minnesota.

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