Matan Rapoport PhD, MBA

Director of Portfolio Development
& Alliance Management

Dr. Matan Rapoport has over 10 years of experience in the commercialization of biomedical technologies within academia.  Matan has expertise in leading biomedical research projects, including the development of protein therapies and small molecule drug leads.  He is skilled in evaluating invention disclosures, partnering with Project Investors to advance early-stage biomedical research projects, developing intellectual property strategy, conducting market research & competitive landscape analyzes, performing business development activities, and negotiating contracts.  


Prior to joining EDI, Matan served as a Senior Licensing Manager at UR Venture where he managed a large portfolio of biomedical technologies for the University of Rochester.  He evaluated hundreds of invention 

disclosures which lead to over 200 patent application filings, conducted extensive market research activities for competitive landscape & commercialization potential, managed patent prosecution, performed business development activities, and negotiated licenses and complex contracts. 

In 2016, Matan also joined Foresight Science & Technology as a Senior Consultant where he has advised biotech startups with commercialization and IP strategies, market assessments, competitive & IP landscape analyses, and revenue projections.


Matan earned a PhD in Biomedical Sciences from the Hebrew University, completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Rochester and received an MBA from the Simon Business School at the University of Rochester.

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