Mitch Hamm is Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship for the College of Business at the University of North Alabama. In this role, he is active in developing a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship across campus. At the Lab, Mitch leads efforts to deploy the Innovation Engineering tool for the Lab’s partners and clients. Mitch helps in leading a number of initiatives, including the creation of a Minor in Innovation Engineering, and launching the Generator, a student business incubator. Mitch has more than 25 years of experience in technology, science, innovation, and management. He was a consultant to several business and industry firms on environmental, IT, and entrepreneurial endeavors, especially regarding innovative approaches to solving strategic business issues. He has additional training from Eureka Ranch in Innovation Engineering, including Black Belt Certification, and is a graduate of the “Emerging Leaders Program” with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) MEP Program. He has undergraduate degrees in Computer Science and Environmental Science, and an Executive MBA from the University of Alabama’s Culverhouse College of Commerce. Mitch has served as President and Board member of several professional and civic organizations.