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Will Metcalf
Executive Director of Research Development and Strategic Initiatives,
University of Louisville

Mr. Metcalf is the Executive Director of Research Development and Strategic Initiatives at the University of Louisville where he works to promote internal and external collaborations and build strong connections with the research community. He leads a team that assists investigators identifying funding sources, developing partnerships, writing competitive proposals and submitting proposals to the sponsoring agency. His team also develops internal and external reporting, forecasting and other analyses related to the University of Louisville’s research and innovation enterprise to help meet strategic initiatives. Mr. Metcalf also serves as the Director of the Entrepreneurship Law Clinic at the Brandeis School of Law where he supervises a small group of upper level law students as they provide legal support to entrepreneurial students throughout the university, including students from the Entrepreneurship MBA program. Will holds a Juris Doctor degree and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, both from the University of Louisville and has worked extensively with hospitals, universities, and entrepreneurs, leading projects and multi-disciplinary teams. Will has received grant funding as the principal investigator or co-principal investigator from the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development. He is also co-founder of the Louisville Entrepreneurship Acceleration Partnership (LEAP) and serves as chairman the LEAP board.