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The Office of the Vice Provost for Innovation (OVPI) is responsible for harnessing the innovative power of the Tufts community to develop strategic and new business opportunities for research, scholarship, and education. The primary mission of the office is to provide business development services for the university. Key efforts are focused on the innovation community and brand development, network development (internal & external), the innovation infrastructure (physical and digital), global initiatives and international strategy, as well as other advisory services.


William Shaw

Vice Provost for Innovation

Frannie Shechter Raede

Senior Business Development Associate

Hannah Macfarlane

Communications Specialist

Calicia Mullings

Business Development Associate

Jonathan Kaplan

Director, Board of Advisors

Nancy Humphrey

Program Manager, Board of Advisors

Julie Wall

Program Coordinator, Board of Advisors

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