CSU STRATA

Our Team

Headshot of Steve Foster.

Steve Foster, MBA, RTTP

Director of Licensing
Steve joined our team in 2008 to support technologies in the areas of oncology, life science, veterinary science, and biomedical engineering. In 2021, Steve became the Director of Licensing to lead licensing efforts and agreement compliance in addition to managing his technology portfolio. During his time at CSU STRATA, Steve has developed many strategic alliances and assisted with the initiation of several CSU startups founded on CSU-owned intellectual property from his portfolio. Through the CSUV Ambassador program, Steve works to train graduate students and post-docs in aspects of technology transfer, leverage their presence on campus to promote understanding and awareness of technology transfer and identify innovative projects. Finally, Steve was an initial co-founder and remains one of the driving forces of the Innovation Symposium, now known as Demo Day—the annual innovation event held by CSU STRATA to celebrate and highlight the incredible innovation coming out of CSU. Prior to joining CSU STRATA, Steve spent 13 years with Amgen in research, development, and licensing. He holds a BS in Biological Sciences and an MBA from California Lutheran University.