Joseph Jankowski, PhD, MBA

Senior Advisor for Innovation and Economic Development
Office of the Senior Vice President for Research
Case Western Reserve University
Adjunct Professor
Biomedical Engineering
Case School of Engineering

In 2023, Joseph Jankowski assumed the role of Senior Advisor, Innovation & Economic Development. In this capacity, he is a leader of—and contributor to—innovation occurring throughout the university and Northeast Ohio community. In addition to innovation support activities, he focuses on graduate education, teaching entrepreneurial arts to multidisciplinary teams in CWRU Weatherhead School of Management, Case School of Engineering and School of Medicine. Jankowski serves as an instructor in the National Center for Regenerative Medicine’s Master of Science in Regenerative Medicine & Entrepreneurship. In 2018, he co-founded the Pathway in Health Entrepreneurship and Innovation at CWRU School of Medicine to prepare MD students for career-long innovative contributions. 

Jankowski is a nationally-recognized commercialization leader, specializing in early-stage opportunity assessment, commercial licensing and corporate financing and structuring. Jankowski is active in corporate-level governance, having served as a founding or current board member and trustee for a myriad of entrepreneurial enterprises, including Arteriocyte, BioEnterprise Corporation, Cleveland Water Alliance, Folio Photonics, JumpStart, Neuros Medical and RoadPrintz. He has contributed leadership to multiparty innovation and economic development programs that include the Case Coulter Translational Research Partnership, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) CTSA Key Functions Committee and TeamNEO Business Development Council. 

Jankowski holds a PhD in chemistry from State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, an MBA from the Weatherhead School of Management and a dual bachelor degrees in chemical process and environmental engineering technologies from the University of Dayton.