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Adam Klich

Innovation Advisor


MS, Technology Commercialization & Entrepreneurship, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
BS, Mechanical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
AS, Engineering Science, Norwalk Community College


Adam Klich is a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, engineer, and entrepreneur who brings leadership experience in technology transfer and transition, developing strategies for dual-use technologies, conducting market and technology assessments, and managing projects in both federal and commercial contexts. Mr. Klich has designed and launched new services and programs including a lean startup training program for university and government clients, and a technology scanning service for a Fortune 500 client. He has mentored and trained hundreds of researchers and students on lean startup and technology transfer, including delivering programs in the Middle East and Southeast Asia. Mr. Klich currently leads RTI’s partnership intermediary programs with the U.S. Air Force and the Department of Homeland Security.

Before joining RTI in 2015, Mr. Klich co-founded a startup company with technology developed by the Air Force Research Laboratory focused on the intersection of artificial intelligence and metal 3D printing. He is a design thinking practitioner and holds a New Product Development Professional credential from the Product Development and Management Association. Born in Brazil, Mr. Klich speaks Portuguese fluently.

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