Landon Borders

  • Executive Director, Innovation Connect
  • Senior Associate Director, Innovation Economic Development and Industry Partnerships
  • UK Innovate

Landon Borders is Senior Associate Director for Innovation Economic Development and Industry Partnerships for UK Innovate and Executive Director of Innovation Connect, UK Innovate’s industry partnership program for UK Research at the University of Kentucky. He leads efforts to support industry partnerships and economic development objectives for research and innovation at UK, including in alignment with Kentucky’s priority industries as well as UK’s Research Priority areas. 

For over twenty years, Landon has been a leading innovator of new products and technologies that have made a lasting impact on Kentucky industries. Previously, he was the Director of Product Development at Bullard with responsibility for global patent portfolio, technology development and new product introductions leading multi-discipline design and engineering teams across the globe. Prior to Bullard, Landon worked at Big Ass Fans and Lexmark International where he developed and commercialized internet-connected devices, software solutions and imaging systems in various roles. Landon has served on the Advisory Board for Launch Blue, as Board Director for Thread Group, The Connected Lighting Alliance and JSRDF, and is a proud graduate of UK with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering.