Matt McKillip is the Statewide Director for Research & Innovation at Purdue University. In this capacity he works across Indiana to broaden faculty and student research, innovation, entrepreneurship and commercialization opportunities and leads the Statewide vision for the new Purdue Polytechnic Institute. While at Purdue, Matt has started Purdue's first on-campus start-up accelerator, served as a National Science Foundation (NSF) Innovation Corps (i-Corps) business mentor, been certified as a Lean LaunchPad educator, run Purdue’s successful start-up boot camp, advised three successful TEDxPurdue events, and was granted a commercialization fellowship with CONNECT Springboard in San Diego. Prior to his engagement and innovation roles in academia, Matt was the CEO of CMS-Katra Healthcare, mayor of Kokomo, Indiana, founder of Momentum Inc. (USA) and Momentum Lda. (Europe), and a director at Procter & Gamble (P&G) where he was on the team that started Procter & Gamble’s subsidiary in Portugal, led two corporate acquisitions, and built innovative IT systems. He is also a strategy, innovation, economic development and IT consultant and serves on the boards of four companies.