Steven Wood is an entrepreneur, futurist, and U.S. space lawyer and patent attorney with expertise in technology commercialization, intellectual property (IP) portfolio strategies, and Bayh-Dole compliance for SBIR/STTR and other recipients of federal funds. Steven invests part of his time as Senior Director of Neuromorphic Technologies Development, at the SUNY Albany Center for Nanoscale Science & Engineering with the Force Research Labs Rome Information Directorate ARAP funded NeuroPipes research program (cross-departmental funding, including ARL and NRL), where he coordinates and collaborates in efforts to develop and commercialize neuromorphic technology applications. Founder and CEO of QAINN Kybernetic Technologies, Steven has participated in multiple business accelerators to vet commercial prospects for neuromorphic tech, including the Hyperspace Challenge (Fall 2021), AFRL Space Vehicles Directorate, the NSIN Foundry program (Summer 2022), National Security Innovation Network, and the HUSTLE Defense Accelerator (Summer 2022), Griffiss Institute and AFRL Rome Information Directorate. Steven also currently serves as Senior of Counsel at Vela Wood PC, Adjunct Professor of Law at Albany Law School, and as a Founding Board Member with the Association of Commercial Space Professionals. With his career built primarily in technology transactions, startups, and entrepreneurship, Steven previously served as a Patent Examiner with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, and in various tech transfer roles with Brookhaven National Lab, Leiden University Research and Innovation Services, and The Research Foundation for The State University of New York, where he built an in-house patent practice. He has also advised, worked at, and co-founded various startups, including stints with XCOR Aerospace and as Co-Founder with trakkies. Research, BV, a Dutch IoT computing devices startup incubated at the European Space Agency Business Incubation Center in Noordwijk, The Netherlands. Steven graduated from the Advanced Master of Laws (LL.M.) program in Air and Space Law at Leiden University in The Netherlands, and previously from a dual degree program at Syracuse University College of Law (J.D.) and L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science (M.S. Electrical Engineering). For his undergraduate, Steven obtained his B.A. in Geology from Hamilton College, where he studied Antarctic paleoclimatology and solar system planetary geology.