The Innovation Team
Director of Innovation
Abby leads the implementation of the strategic plan for supporting innovation, commercialization,
technology transfer and economic development activities at SJSU.
Senior Director of Research Services, Office of Research
Dr. Trask focuses on delivering high-quality services to our faculty and students
to enhance their RSCA planning and ensure that all SJSU RSCA is ethical and compliant.
Industry Research Alliances Specialist
The Industry Research Alliances Specialist brokers research agreements and collaborations
with industry partners to increase innovation opportunities for faculty and staff
Mash (Michael) Ashley
SpartUp Incubator Launch Director
Mash leads the SpartUp Incubator team, serves as a mentor and also teaches in the
Lucas College of Business.
Innovation Programs Facilitator
Lisa helps coordinate programs focused on developing industry collaboration, technology
transfer and entrepreneurship support programs and activities.
University Advancement Representative
Jacob (Jake) Manaloor, JD
Director of Development for Research and Innovation
Jake leads fundraising for our division and looks forward to helping increase innovative
research and entrepreneurial opportunities at SJSU.
San José State University Research Foundation Representatives
Reed provides contract management and support.
Director, Silicon Valley Small Business Development Center
Kim Tung Tran
Project Coordinator, Silicon Valley Small Business Development Center