The Entrepreneurial Graduate Student: An Untapped Resource for Commercializing Academic Discoveries
May 9, 2012, 3pm-4:30pm
Interested in industry but not sure what to do with your MA, MSc or PhD? Consider entrepreneurship and starting your own business.
The Faculty of Science & Engineering and the Schulich School of Business will host a workshop with Michael May, CEO of the Centre for Commercialization of Regenerative Medicine titled: "The Entrepreneurial Graduate Student: An Untapped Resource for Commercializing Academic Discoveries".
May is a scientist, inventor and entrepreneur. He will draw on his real-life experiences spinning technologies out of the academic environment to facilitate a discussion of the hurdles and the highs of being a graduate student with entrepreneurial aspirations. With a particular emphasis on tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, he will touch on issues like patenting, regulatory approval, technology valuation, company creation and the challenges of championing commercialization without grey hair and a deep resume.
Workshop 3 to 4pm.
Reception 4 to 4:30pm (refreshments served).
Biography Michael May is currently the chief executive officer of the Centre for Commercialization of Regenerative Medicine (CCRM), a Canadian, federally incorporated, not-for-profit organization dedicated to supporting the development of foundational technologies that accelerate the commercialization of stem cell – and biomaterials – based technologies. Prior to CCRM, Michael was the president, and co-founder of Rimon Therapeutics Ltd., a Toronto-based regenerative medicine company developing novel medical polymers that possess drug-like activity. May completed his PhD in chemical engineering at the University of Toronto in 1998 as an NSERC scholar and was awarded the Martin Walmsley Fellowship for Technological Entrepreneurship in recognition of company creation from academic discovery.
|Location:||107 Life Sciences Building|
|Sponsor:||Faculty of Science & Engineering, Schulich School of Business|
|Posted by:||Suzie Lee Hortness|