All new, this workshop will provide trainees (defined as post-doctoral fellows and senior graduate students) with relevant experience in determining whether scientific findings could lead to commercial products or services, and the key steps required in developing a commercialization strategy.
Trainees will have the opportunity to learn what entrepreneurship entails via presentations, breakout case-study sessions, and a product/service pitch competition. In addition, workshop participants will learn basic concepts of commercialization through first-hand stories of the unique paths taken by a selection of Canadian and International collaborative medical science start-ups in the field of regenerative medicine and cancer therapeutics.
Expert speakers will introduce workshop trainees to the critical elements required to take an idea from the bench to the market; from competitive landscape assessments and intellectual property protection, to team building and credibility and how to develop a pitch, and most importantly the art of fundraising.
Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 17:00 to Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 17:00