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AGE-WELL Webinar: Choosing a commercialization pathway for your innovation idea

May 14 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EDT

Speaker: Dr. Jon Thomas, BC Regional Innovation Chair, Director, Esposito Family Centre for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, University of the Fraser Valley


Description: Do you have an entrepreneurial or start-up idea but don’t know where to start? You are not alone as commercialization can have high levels of complexity and uncertainty over long periods of time. This webinar identifies three commercialization pathways for academic researchers to address these challenges and provides examples of science commercialization from the Canadian and US contexts.

By attending this webinar, you will:

  • Develop a better understanding of science commercialization.
  • Explore commercialization pathways for your innovation idea.


Speaker bio: Dr. Jon Thomas is a BC Regional Innovation Chair and the Director of the Esposito Family Centre for Innovation & Entrepreneurship at the University of the Fraser Valley. He is an Associate Professor at UFV’s School of Business. Jon holds a PhD from IIT Delhi and has been a Mitacs Elevate Post-doctoral Fellow. He is also the Acting National Academic Director for SFU’s invention to Innovation (i2I) program. He studies the pre-formation and early post-formation stages of venture emergence, particularly from university settings. His research has been published in Nature Nanotechnology, Technovation, and the Journal of Cleaner Production, among others.


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May 14
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EDT


AGE WELL Management Team