Senior Lecturer, Sloan School of Management
Val has been an active member of the MIT/Boston innovation ecosystem for over 35 years. He has consulted on issues of technology and strategy with Global 300-type companies, and on entrepreneurship with startups, universities and regional entities around the world.
Val sits on the Board of Directors of the AutoHarvest Foundation, the Built Environment Coalition, Aphios Corporation and Polynva Composites. He participates on the Board of Advisers of United Technologies Innovation Council, the Building Global Innovators accelerator in Portugal, Greentown Labs and numerous startups.
Val has been a Visiting Lecturer, Research Associate and Senior Lecturer at MIT and has taught the “Corporate Entrepreneurship” course at the Sloan School. He has participated in regional entrepreneurial efforts in Romania, Switzerland, Mexico, Russia, Portugal, Georgia, West and North Africa, Turkey, England, Chile and New Zealand.
Val has participated in grant/award selection committees for the MA Technology Transfer Center, Harvard University, Northeastern University, the GIST program and the NSF.
Val received a BS degree from MIT and Masters and PhD degrees from Tufts University.