My name is Melba Kurman. I’m a writer and technology analyst. Particular areas of interest include 3D printing, entrepreneurship, technology commercialization and intelligent machines. I’ve written two books, several articles, and commissioned reports about emerging technology. My consulting firm, Triple Helix Innovation, creates custom reports to help people, universities and companies make sense of new technologies. (For full details, download my resume.)
My book on 3D printing, Fabricated: the New World of 3D Printing, has been translated into six languages and has sold more than 200,000 copies worldwide. My book, Tech Transfer 2.0: How universities can unlock their patent portfolios and create more tech startups, is a collection of essays from my now-retired blog, Tech Transfer 2.0. I’ve written several articles and commissioned reports on innovative technologies.
In the past, I worked as a product manager and industry analyst at Microsoft and spent a few years marketing Cornell University’s patent portfolio to the commercial marketplace. I founded Triple Helix Innovation to help universities and companies create better technology commercialization strategy.
I love to speak to live audiences. Whenever I get the chance, I give talks about innovative technology, 3D printing, or university technology commercialization.
I am a graduate of Cornell University, the University of Illinois and the U.S. Peace Corps (Liberia, West Africa).