Invention to Innovation

Transforming Invention to Innovation

“80% of PhD students in science and engineering in Canada won’t go into a career in academia. However, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) would employ our scientists, but require them to know something about new product development. That’s what we aim to do with this program.”
-- Elicia Maine, Professor in Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Academic Director, Invention to Innovation


We developed the 12-month, part-time Invention to Innovation program to provide research scientists and engineers with the theory, frameworks and skills to commercialize their inventions and contribute to new product development and commercialization in industry.

Do you have a novel product or service?
Are you keen to commercialize it?
Explore an entrepreneurship program designed for scientists

GCSTC Cover Photo
When Ben Britton took the stage at the Hong Kong-Canada National Investment Pitch Competition in 2016, he presented with the confidence of a professional. He knew his product, he knew his market, and he knew he could sway the judges to hand him the $50,000 grand prize – which they did – along with the opportunity to meet investors in Hong Kong. What makes his victory so rewarding is that, at heart, Britton is not a businessman. He is a scientist. Read more...

At A Glance

  • Part-time, Wednesday evenings
  • 12 months
  • Segal Graduate School, Downtown Vancouver
  • Cost: $10,300* + student fees and course materials
  • *Subject to Board of Governors approval.

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