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Introducing SousZen

See how Xinova partners with PepsiCo and Innit to launch the new Seattle restaurant tech startup, SousZen, that aims to digitize ‘back of house’.

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Innovation Opportunities

Seeking innovative solutions for:

Mark Connolly, PhD

Innovation Banking and Development

Materials Science Expert

Mark led international science, technology, R&D and legal organizations across several businesses over 30 years at DuPont. He is gifted at sizing up technical challenges and constructing a critical path to practical solutions. He has managed complex global IP and trade secret issues for decades.

Mark was DuPont’s Director of Intellectual Property with patent and trade secret responsibility for DuPont Central R&D and the Industrial Biosciences business. He was also active in the licensing of DuPont patents and know-how. He joined DuPont as a PhD chemist and became an inventor of patented material technologies. He then became a manager in their Central R&D Group and then the CTO for the $2B Refinish paint business.

He has significant international experience, having worked in large scale industrial manufacturing plants and leading technical organizations for several DuPont businesses with laboratories in Australia, Belgium, Brazil, China, India, Germany, Japan, Mexico and Thailand.

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