Pete Donnelly

Pete Donnelly, MS, MBA

Associate Vice President for Technology Partnerships and Managing Director,
Accelerate NY Seed Fund,
Stony Brook University

Stony Brook University

Peter Donelly is Director of the Office of Technology Transfer and Industry Relations. Prior to joining Stony Brook University, Peter was the Deputy Director of the Office of Technology Development and Commercialization at Argonne National Laboratory and Associate Director of the Office of Business Development and New Ventures at the University of Iowa, where he was also adjunct MBA faculty focused on innovation. In between these two positions, Peter led the Greater China consulting practice in innovation and product development at Accenture in Shanghai for about two years. Prior to these posts, Peter had rigorous early professional development in strategy, analysis, and execution with the Boston Consulting Group and Intel Corporation. He is fluent in German and can communicate with beginning Chinese. He has an MS in Biotechnology and an MBA from the Johns Hopkins University. Peter has built a career in innovation and entrepreneurship. He has a passion for pursuing the translation of research into public benefit and embedding innovation in organizational culture. His track record includes entrepreneurial, corporate, academic, and government ventures in many disciplines (life sciences, technology, and physical sciences) and industries. His areas of experience include evaluating and building innovation project portfolios, founding and leading technology-based startups, and building results-oriented teams.  As the Tech Transfer Director, Peter provides the strategic vision and drive to build and lead creative institutional efforts to actively develop markets for science and technology commercialization.  Working closely with our faculty and students, as well as professional organizations, private sector organizations and other entities, Peter promotes entrepreneurship and innovation across disciplines to present executable goals for maximizing overall technology commercialization and industrial relations for Stony Brook researchers.