Connie Cleary

Cleary out as BNL commercialization manager

By GREGORY ZELLER // Connie Cleary is no longer Brookhaven National Laboratory’s commercialization director. Although some BNL webpages showed her as an active laboratory employee and Cleary’s own LinkedIn account still listed her as manager of BNL’s Office of Technology Commercialization & Partnerships, Lee Cheatham, BNL’s director of strategic partnerships, confirmed to Innovate LI Thursday that Cleary was no longer employed by the laboratory. Multiple independent sources from within Long Island’s tech-commercialization community told Innovate…


The Debrief: Connie Cleary has a license to deal

Connie Cleary plays two key roles at Brookhaven National Laboratory: Promoting the amazing science – and vast commercialization potential – happening at the Department of Energy facility, and helping entrepreneurs and other innovators capitalize on the lab’s dizzying array of scientific and business resources. As a former manager of industry partnerships at Argonne National Laboratory and a licensing expert at Rush University Medical Center, both in Chicago, the Baruch College graduate and doctor of podiatric…


BNL’s Cleary headlines inventors’ event

Long Island inventors and entrepreneurs have a golden chance to learn how to partner with Brookhaven National Laboratory. The Suffolk County Inventors and Entrepreneurs Club’s Sept. 15 meeting is scheduled to feature Connie Cleary, commercialization manager at the Department of Energy’s Upton facility. Cleary is expected to discuss the BNL’s tech-transfer and commercialization processes, as well as the lab’s protocols for collaborating with startup enterprises. Cleary, a former manager of industry partnership development at Argonne…