2006/2007 Getting the Deal Done: Unlocking Innovation from Canada’s Universities

Left to right: David Kelton, Sana Halwani, Emmanuelle Richez, Jake McEwan, Malcolm Rowe, and Darren Fung.

Left to right: David Kelton, Sana Halwani, Emmanuelle Richez, Jake McEwan, Malcolm Rowe (Advisor), and Darren Fung.

Darren Fung, Sana Halwani, David Kelton, Jake McEwan, Emmanuelle Richez
Advisor: Malcolm Rowe

If Canada is to develop a knowledge economy, Canadian researchers and entrepreneurs need to find quicker and more effective ways to transfer technology developed at Canadian universities.

This Task Force spent 10 months interviewing leading Canadian technology transfer managers as well as partners in venture capital firms. They conducted an extensive literature review and examined domestic and international case studies. The result is a comprehensive set of recommendations for how government and academic institutions can make technology transfer a priority. The taskforce identified ways in which academic institutions and their stakeholders can speed up their time-to-market and they also suggested initiatives to ensure both current and new investment is more effective in commercializing technology.

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