Turning Invention into Innovation
Event Date: Thu, 2017-03-23 10:30 to 13:30
Have you ever had a great discovery but got stuck because you didn’t know how to translate your work in the lab into a viable product for patients?
Canada has an excellent track record for invention, but struggles with innovation. In particular, scientific inventions of a radical, generic nature, with high potential economic and social value, can languish in the lab because of prolonged uncertainty and high commercialization costs.
As a scientist, how do you give your lab invention a better chance of transforming products and services from concept to commercialization? When is a start-up venture the best route to market? How do you raise the money to make it through clinical trials?
JLABS @ Toronto is proud to present Professor Elicia Maine, who will offer commercialization strategies for scientist-entrepreneurs. In particular, she will focus on the use of strategic timing to give biomedical ventures better chances for success.
Elicia Maine, PhD | Academic Director, Science & Technology Commercialization, Beedie School of Business at SFU
Elicia Maine is a Professor at SFU’s Beedie School of Business and is the Academic Director of an innovative graduate certificate program "Invention to Innovation". Specializing in technological innovation and entrepreneurship. Dr. Maine has used her expertise at home and abroad to guide innovation policy and strategy and to mentor emerging talent.
She disseminates her innovation management research across management and science domains, publishing in Research Policy, R&D Management, Nature Nanotechnology and Nature Materials. A truly interdisciplinary scholar, Dr. Maine holds a PhD in Technology Management from Cambridge University, Master’s degrees in Technology & Policy and Materials Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and undergraduate degrees in Materials Engineering and English from Queen's University.
Connect with Elicia: Connect on LinkedIn
10:30 AM | Registration
11:00 AM | Presentation
12:00 PM | Discussion and Q&A
12:30 PM | Networking and Lunch*
1:30 PM | Program Close
*Light food & beverage provided
Who should attend:
Biomedical scientist-entrepreneurs, life science industry executives, founders, CEOs, business development managers and marketing managers of start-ups and other private companies.
There is no cost to attend this workshop, but pre-registration is required.
JLABS @ Toronto
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