Erik Halvorsen, Director, TMC Innovation Institute

In his role as Director of the TMC Innovation Institute, Erik keeps visionary new ideas moving through the TMCx accelerator, TMCx+ incubator and TMC Biodesign Fellowship Program, while playing an instrumental role in JLABS @TMC, the AT&T Foundry for Connected Health@TMC, the TMC advisor/mentor network and the emerging innovation funding infrastructure.

Before joining the Texas Medical Center in 2015, Erik made his mark in New England, serving as senior executive director of Technology Transfer & Industry Collaborations at Tufts University, following seven years as executive director of the Technology & Innovation Development Office (TIDO) for Boston Children’s Hospital. In both positions, Erik was responsible for accelerating and translating research and innovations into new health care products. He was also managing partner of Children’s First Technology Development Fund for pediatric-focused advancements.

Prior to that, Erik supported early-stage therapeutic, device, diagnostic, digital health and robotics companies across the Harvard University system for 12.5 years.