Jason sees the need to have internal innovation at academic institutions, and believes that the University Innovation Fellow program is a critical part of that effort. The renewed interest in aligning business models with stakeholder needs, combined with the information leveling power of the internet should usher in a new age of learning institutions.
Although Jason's career has substantially been in the defense electronics industry, a new interest in global solutions for a sustainable world has led to a search for business models and technical solutions around biomass-powered robotics. The search for academic support and partners in this area led to a better understanding of the challenges faced by innovative leaders in academic institutions.
Jason gives general I&E outreach talks for students, with a focus on IT, Engineering, and Biochemistry.