Rocket Innovations

Executive Director

Norm Rapino, Executive Director

Norman Rapino
Executive Director
Center for Innovation

After obtaining a PhD in Chemistry and an MBA, Norm became a successful serial entrepreneur with ventures in the service sector, technology, and e-commerce. He is an active Angel Investor. Recently he was a Mentor-in-Residence in the Office of Technology Transfer at the University of Michigan, then moving to the Center for Entrepreneurship in the role of Director of Mentoring, and also as the Network Specialist for the University of Michigan’s NSF Innovation Corps program. Starting in January 2016 he became the Executive Director of Rocket Innovations at the University of Toledo. At RI, he is focused on providing programmatic support and other needed resources to help move faculty ideas and research outcomes from an internal university setting out into the world, where they can solve big problems and meet societal needs.

Last Updated: 6/30/19