MTRAC Innovation Hub for Advanced Computing

Edward Kim

Edward Kim
Program Director, MTRAC Advanced Computing Technologies Innovation Hub

Edward Kim is the program director of Advanced Computing Technologies Innovation Hub, a program that facilitates the commercialization of technologies developed at universities throughout the State of Michigan.

Ed is passionate about early-stage technology ventures and empowering entrepreneurs with the tools and the network to succeed.  Over 20 years, Ed held numerous management, board advisor and founder roles in investor backed tech startups, as well as management and technology assignments in North America, Europe and Asia with Fortune 100 companies. 

As an entrepreneur, Ed co-founded, raised capital and led multiple technology start-ups commercializing innovative digital & automation solutions, and a machine learning technology.  Ed has successfully led new market development in the U.S., S. Korea, China, Russia, Italy and India, acquiring such customers as Samsung, Mercedes, Volkswagen, Ford, Tata to name a few. 

Ed held various finance and operational leadership positions at Ford, responsible for new vehicle program launches, M&A and financial turnarounds.  As a global director of advanced products at a FIAT industrial company, Ed led the development of several new product and technology innovations for next generation process automation and machine intelligence solutions.