William Provine

William Provine

President & CEO
Delaware Innovation Space

Dr. William D. Provine is a founder and serves as the first President & Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors for the Delaware Innovation Space where Bill is on loan from his employment with DuPont.   The Delaware Innovation Space is a new mission driven non-profit organization formed in partnership with DuPont, University of Delaware, and the State of Delaware to incubate and accelerate science based startups and is located on the renowned Experimental Station campus in Wilmington, Delaware.  

Prior to joining the Delaware Innovation Space, Bill led DuPont’s global operations for science and engineering and open innovation best practice process that included oversight for DuPont’s innovation centers and regional laboratories around the world.   Bill also has served in a variety of research, marketing, business development, joint venture, and manufacturing leadership roles in DuPont over the years.  Bill is an active volunteer and has served on many technical and government advisory committees and presently serves on the Board of Directors for the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and The Resolution Project.