Rich Friedrich

Rich Friedrich is the Director of the Strategy and Innovation Office in HP Labs and reports directly to the Senior Vice President of Research. Leading a global team, he is responsible for the strategy and portfolio management of HP’s central research organization, applying Open Innovation to amplify and accelerate research results, and technology transfer to effectively monetize these technologies. Rich is an active participant in government-industry-university partnerships through such groups as the US National Academies Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable. He his on the board of advisors for four major universities including the University of Illinois and the University of California, San Diego, and is a co-inventor on fifteen patents. He is a graduate of Northwestern University.