Linda S. Plano
Clean Technology 2008
Linda S. Plano

Linda S. Plano

Associate Director
The Massachusetts Technology Transfer Center

Dr. Linda Plano is the Associate Director of the Massachusetts Technology Transfer Center (MTTC), an organization dedicated to the commercialization of technologies developed in the state's nonprofit research institutions. The MTTC has a number of programs designed to support entrepreneurs, including technology showcases such as the Conference on Clean Energy (which is co-hosted with the Massachusetts Hydrogen Coalition and the Energy Special Interest Group (ESIG) of the MIT Enterprise Forum), Platform events in which entrepreneurs pitch their ideas to a small, hand-picked audience of investors and industry professionals for strategic feedback, and semiannual awards programs to provide prototype development funds to inventors in Massachusetts' nonprofit research institutions.

Dr. Plano is committed to the development of the Clean Energy Cluster in Massachusetts and the region. To that end, she helped co-found the ESIG and the Ignite Clean Energy (ICE) Business Presentation Competition, for which she has served as chair for two years. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of the MIT Enterprise Forum. Dr. Plano did her undergraduate work in Physics at MIT, and earned her PhD at Stanford University in Materials Science and Engineering.