[Vancouver, BC] Turning Invention into Innovation

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[Vancouver, BC] Turning Invention into Innovation

CDRD Headquarters , Room 3340 (Third Floor), 2405 Wesbrook Mall , Vancouver , BC V6T 1Z3

March 01, 2018 from 11:00 AM to 14:00 PM (PST)

$10 - $35

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?

We are 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.
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10:00 AM | Registration
10:30 AM | Presentation
11:30 AM | Discussion and Q&A
12:00 PM | Networking and Lunch*
1:00 PM | Program Close

*Light food & beverage provided

Who should attend:
Biomedical scientist-entrepreneurs, PHD students, life science industry executives, founders, CEOs, business development managers and marketing managers of start-ups and other private companies.

Event Partner:

$15 | General Public
Includes presentation, Q&A, and lunch.

CDRD Headquarters
Room 3340 (Third Floor), 2405 Wesbrook Mall
Pharmaceutical Sciences Building, UBC
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3

JLABS @ Toronto

About Johnson & Johnson Innovation, JLABS Johnson & Johnson Innovation, JLABS (JLABS) is a global network of open innovation ecosystems, enabling and empowering innovators to create and accelerate the delivery of life-saving, life-enhancing health and wellness solutions to patients around the world. JLABS achieves this by providing the optimal environment for emerging companies to catalyze growth and optimize their research and development by opening them to vital industry connections, delivering entrepreneurial programs and providing a capital-efficient, flexible platform where they can transform the scientific discoveries of today into the breakthrough healthcare solutions of tomorrow. At JLABS we value great ideas and are passionate about removing obstacles to success to help innovators unleash the potential of their early scientific discoveries. JLABS is a no-strings-attached model, which means entrepreneurs are free to develop their science while holding on to their intellectual property. JLABS is open to entrepreneurs across a broad healthcare spectrum including pharmaceutical, medical device, consumer and healthtech sectors. The JLABS flagship opened in 2012 in San Diego at Janssen's West Coast Research Center, and since then has grown to ten global locations including the Bay Area, Boston & Lowell, MA, Houston, Toronto, Beerse (Belgium), with New York City, opening in June 2018, and Shanghai in 2019. For more information please visit www.jlabs.jnjinnovation.com or follow @JLABS. About Johnson & Johnson Innovation Johnson & Johnson Innovation focuses on accelerating all stages of innovation worldwide and forming collaborations between entrepreneurs and Johnson & Johnson's global healthcare businesses. Johnson & Johnson Innovation provides scientists, entrepreneurs and emerging companies with one-stop access to science and technology experts who can facilitate collaborations across the pharmaceutical, medical device and consumer companies of Johnson & Johnson. Under the Johnson & Johnson Innovation umbrella of businesses, we connect with innovators through our regional Innovation Centers, Johnson & Johnson Innovation | JLABS, Johnson & Johnson Innovation - JJDC, and our Business Development teams to create customized deals and novel collaborations that speed development of innovations to solve unmet needs in patients. For more information please visit www.jnjinnovation.com or follow @JNJInnovation.

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