Business Development Manager
Joe Runge serves on UNeMed’s Science and Technology Advisory Committee where he lends his decades of experience to help evaluate new inventions to UNeMed. The Associate Director and co-founder of the UNeTech Institute, Joe works as a partner to UNeMed by helping to launch new startup companies from technologies in UNeMed’s Portfolio.
A practicing patent lawyer and published scientist, Joe is the principal investigator on multiple Economic Development and Entrepreneurship grants. Through his work at UNeTech, he was a founding partner in a coalition that includes the University of Nebraska Omaha, Metro Community College and many other community partners: all aimed to launch and nurture advanced technology startups.
Joe also serves as the Eastern Nebraska/Western Iowa chair of the hamball appreciation society, is grand wizard of the Charlie Litton fan club, and this one time, he bought a neat hat.