Sharon Ross

QED Program Manager

Sharon joined the Science Center in the fall of 2017, as the Manager of the QED Proof-of-Concept Program. Sharon plans and oversees the QED Program’s busy schedule of soliciting life science R&D project proposals from leading research centers across the PA, NJ, and DE region, integrating business advisors, milestone-driven funding, and guidance to exit for early stage projects with high commercial potential.

Prior to joining the Science Center, Sharon was a Licensing Officer in Tech Ventures, the Technology Transfer Office of Columbia University. A previous position includes Technology Licensing at BTG plc, a company focused on harnessing innovation and executing commercial strategies in the life science, engineering and healthcare markets. Sharon gained extensive experience in intellectual property agreements, and fundraising for public and private companies. Sharon was also a consultant on a US DOE project, based at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, cultivating technology development for increased energy-efficiency in small commercial buildings.

Sharon holds a BA from Penn State University, and an MBA from Temple University—both in Marketing.

Sharon loves to travel, but when she’s at home, she is involved in endless home remodeling and repair projects and dreams of the day when she will no longer need a caulk gun.