Understanding Technology Today, Building Business for Tomorrow.


Burnside has been active for over 30 years with clients in the US, Canada, Chile, China, the United Arab Emirates and in other countries.


Burnside Development & Assoc. LLC is a personal consulting business working ‘Today’s Research’ to turn it into ‘Tomorrow’s Business’.

I have over 30 years experience moving university inventions and creativity into the marketplace to make a Better World. An Academic Entrepreneur who has founded or helped others found over 50 technology-based start-up companies. Active as a Social Entrepreneur – addressing major society problems using business methods.

I have brought government employees, academics and business executives together to use today’s research and technology to solve tomorrow’s problems. Expertise covers starting companies and creating jobs based on research results.

  • Created and ran university technology transfer licensing offices.
  • Engaged by WIPO, the UN World Intellectual Property Organization, to lecture on licensing, technology transfer and commercialization in 6 member countries.
  • Assisted with business plans, fund raising and setting strategy for technology-driven businesses.
  • Proficient in communicating the value of academic research and commercialization.
  • Expert Witness in high-profile patent litigation patent law suits between universities and corporations
  • Immense range of activities over the years such as: economic development, job creation, academic technology transfer, venture capital analysis and transactions.