Meet the yet2 Team: Kim Ayers

Consultant, Technology Licensing and Commercialization

This is one in a series of blog posts where we highlight members of the global yet2 team. We recently sat down with Kimberly Ayers, a consultant in our technology licensing and commercialization practice. Kim is based in our Boston office.

Kim Ayers, yet2 consultant, technology licensing and commercialization
Kim, with her son, building a gaming computer

 

What technology are you excited about?

Kim: If you had asked me this before I came to yet2, I’d tell you that 3D printing, specifically bio-printing, is very exciting. In my role here I’ve been exposed to many new ideas from a wide variety of industries. I enjoy tracking down experts to brainstorm with about the potential for these original, often very groundbreaking new ideas.

The wide-ranging nature of our technology licensing and commercialization practice is a perfect fit for me. I have a background in physics, sold planetariums for four years, and spent nearly 20 years helping high tech companies find partners and/or hire executives in Japan. Having a broad experience enables me to look at ideas, technologies and solutions in non-obvious ways.

What do you like to do when you are not working?

I am a Library Trustee in my town. I’m also co-chair of the 4th of July Committee, a group that oversees the town celebration, which includes a parade, events on the town green, fireworks, and family-friendly entertainment. When I’m not volunteering, my family, two cats, one dog, and 18 chickens keep me busy.

Do you have any book recommendations?

My current fascination is with making chocolate from bean to bar. I am reading “Making Chocolate: From Bean to Bar to S’more”’ “Bean-to-Bar Chocolate: America’s Craft Chocolate Revolution: The Origins, the Makers and the Mind-Blowing Flavors” and “The New Taste of Chocolate, Revised: A Cultural & Natural History of Cacao with Recipes.”

 

Kim’s projects include substrates for palladium and other catalysts in organic syntheses and a new, transparent and microwavable oxygen barrier for food packaging.