Dr. Val R. Livada, PhD serves as Advisor of Vanguard Solar, Inc. He is a Founder of Weybridge Partners, Winchester, MA and serves as its Chief Executive Officer. He served as a Vice President of Pugh-Roberts Associates, a technology management firm established by MIT Entrepreneurship Professor Ed Roberts. Dr. Livada served as Consulting Partner of Synchrony Venture Management, Investment Arm. He is Co-founder and Principal at Dome Associates, a group of MIT alumni focusing on issues of innovation and entrepreneurship. He is also Principal at IP Vision, as well as Weybridge Partners. Dr. Livada has spent over 25 years as a management consultant to both Fortune 200 and emerging companies. He has over 30 years of experience in the areas of strategic planning and organizational dynamics with detailed knowledge in the areas of innovation, product development and R&D management. Dr. Livada has worked with Global 300 companies such as GM, Nokia, BD, and Hitachi, startup ventures, regional development organizations and university technology transfer groups. During his career, He has combined expertise in the areas of strategic planning and organizational dynamics with a detailed knowledge in the areas of innovation, product development and R&D and management. Prior to establishing Weybridge Partners, he was the leading practitioner in the area of innovation management for the PA Consulting Group. He has been instrumental in establishing US operations for several established and emerging European companies, including Nokia Research and Pro2Kem. Dr. Livada is Member of Advisory Board at InTeahouse. He serves on the Boards of Monarch Antenna, Aphios Corporation, AutoHarvest Foundation, and the Built Environment Coalition. Dr Livada is also an advisor to Unitied Technologies Business Innovation Board, Greentown Labs and BGI. He Livada serves as Member of the Advisory Board of Porticus Technology Inc. He served as Member of Strategic Advisory Board at Synchrony Venture Management, LLC. He served as a Director at Braxton Associates, an international strategy planning consulting firm. Dr. Livada has been a Guest Lecturer and Senior Lecturer on Corporate entrepreneurship at the MIT’s Sloan School, Management of Technology Program for the last 12 years. He serves at Cambridge University/MIT Institute on a variety of topics including Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Growth as well as Industry/University relations. Dr. Livada received his undergraduate degree from MIT and his MA and PhD from Tufts University.