Manager, Ventures and Business Development
The Dow Chemical Company
Edward Greer is a member of the Scouting & Exploration Network at The Dow Chemical Company. He is responsible for finding and evaluating technologies and opportunities that complement Dow's robust Research & Development pipeline and align to the strategic focus of Dow’s Corporate Venturing portfolio. Dow Corporate Venturing practices a variety of open innovation models within its portfolio including joint development agreements, licenses, strategic alliances/joint ventures, and equity investments to generate disruptive growth opportunities to help drive the Company’s long-term success.
Edward has extensive experience in research management, market development, and business development for the Electronic Materials and Advanced Materials markets. He has contributed to advancements in ceramics, displays, organic electronics, optical disks, photovoltaics, and microwave devices. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry with Honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He holds a Certificate of Professional Development from the Wharton Executive Education program at the University of Pennsylvania, was co-chair for the Industrial Research Institute subcommittee on Corporate Venturing, and serves as a judge for various business plan competitions including those hosted by Wharton, MIT, and the Cleantech Alliance.
About The Dow Chemical Company Dow combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company connects chemistry and innovation with the principles of sustainability to help address many of the world's most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, renewable energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow's diversified industry-leading portfolio of specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics businesses delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in approximately 160 countries and in high growth sectors such as electronics, water, energy, coatings and agriculture. In 2011, Dow had annual sales of $60 billion and employed approximately 52,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 5,000 products are manufactured at 197 sites in 36 countries across the globe.