Diego Fazi

Technology Innovation Strategist & Innovation Program Coordinator

Argonne National Laboratory

Dr. Diego Fazi is the Technology Innovation Strategist and Innovation Program Coordinator at Argonne National Laboratory. His role is to support the creation and sustainment of laboratory partnerships and programs that promote a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship among laboratory staff and foster collaboration within the regional startup community. He works closely with several innovation partners in the Chicago area as well as in the Midwest to develop a commercialization pipeline for new ventures leveraging Argonne technologies. Dr. Fazi is also a Member of the Advisory Board for the Cleantech Open Midwest and he serves as Chicago Metro Director for the Cleantech Open Accelerator; in this role, he provides leadership to the local program team and he also participates in Midwest division-wide strategic efforts, including start-up recruitment, partnership development, mentorship, event organization and accelerator program promotion.