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Jake Harrison

Samsung Strategy and Innovation Center
Sr. Manager

Jake Harrison is Senior Manager of Open Innovation for Samsung Strategy and Innovation Center (SSIC). He is based in Boston, MA and works to connect Samsung’s US R&D and investment teams to external partners, especially university sponsored research, consortium memberships, university spin-outs, and student internships. Jake started with Samsung in 2011 as a technology scout and analyst focused on biotech. In his current role with SSIC he works with new business creation teams, R&D, and Samsung’s CVC groups to find great new partners and opportunities.
Prior to joining Samsung, Jake was a researcher in the biotech industry. He spent 5 years as a Senior Scientist with startups working on the genetic engineering of microbes to produce bio-based replacements for fuels and petro-chemicals. Jake was a post-doctoral fellow at Brandeis where he was supported by a fellowship from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. He holds a Ph.D. from Duke and a BS from Brown. His first visit to Northeastern was in ~1986 to see Reggie Lewis play.