Ron Foster, Business Development Manager at VIC. Mr. Foster also serves as COO of NanoWatt Design. At VIC, Mr. Foster is a key member of the opportunity assessment team that evaluates new technologies available for license. He has previously held industry positions at Texas Instruments and Honeywell. At Honeywell he served as Engineering Manager overseeing two departments with combined annual budgets of about $2.5M. Mr. Foster left Honeywell to join the University of Arkansas as Director of the Innovation Incubator. In that capacity, Mr. Foster led efforts to develop innovation based companies. This included a variety of mentoring and project management activities. With Mr. Foster’s leadership, the Innovation Incubator received strong recognition for successes in technology commercialization, leading to a National Science Foundation award titled “Building a Pathway connecting Innovation to Commercialization”. Mr. Foster holds an M.S. Degree in Physics from the University of Arkansas.