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Current Visiting Scholars and
Visiting Entrepreneurs

Visiting Scholars

Francisco Royano - Visiting ScholarFrancisco Royano

Francisco Royano is a Visiting Scientist at CCTEC from Spain. During his visit at CCTEC, he hopes to advance his knowledge in technology management and gain additional experience in innovation promotion, especially in the clean technology industry. Francisco has a Bachelor's degree in Economics, University of Cantabria (Spain), and a Master of Business Administration, IESE, University of Navarra. He has many years of experience in the Public Sector Business Administration. He was Managing Director of the Regional Development Agency in Cantabria and responsible for Corporate Strategy in the area of Renewable Ocean Energy. He is experienced in the creation of startups and clusters, and a member of more than 20 Boards of Trustees at private and public companies.

View Francisco's presentation titled "Cornell University: Clean Energy Analysis".

Sixiang Zhou

Sixiang Zhou is the Deputy Chair of the Department of Landscape Architecture, School of Architecture, Southwest Jiaotong University (SWJTU), China. As a Visiting Scholar at CCTEC, he helps with the SWJTU-Cornell collaboration project. Sixiang's main research focus is in culturally sustainable development in developing regions and he teaches urban planning and landscape design courses at SWJTU. He hopes to use his background to promote innovations and technology commercialization in the collaboration project.


Visiting Entrepreneurs

Steven Freidmutter - Visiting EntrepreneurSteven Freidmutter

Steven Freidmutter is a Visiting Entrepreneur at CCTEC, leveraging his knowledge and experience to promote Cornell innovations and technologies. Steven has had commercial successes in real estate development and financing, mainly in New York and Costa Rica. Prior to this, he was the Controller at a company that used Cornell-developed technology. He speaks English and Spanish and spends time in Ithaca, Austin, NYC, and Costa Rica.