About the Program

The Graduate Certificate in Science and Technology Commercialization is an entrepreneurship program designed to help scientists and engineers think about the complex commercialization challenge around their invention in the marketplace.

The program will provide the frameworks, perspective and techniques needed to contribute to new product development and commercialization in industry, whether for an existing firm or start-up venture.

 
 

Academic Director Elicia Maine talks about the program.

Watch this feature about the program's capstone Venture Pitch Competition, where students present their ventures to a panel of investors and experts.

The company that you’ll keep

Taught by leading faculty from SFU’s Beedie School of Business, the program is for students whose research could contribute to high potential impact economic and social innovation.

The program is open to graduate students, post-doctoral students, faculty and recent alumni of SFU and UBC graduate programs in science, engineering, health and environmental sciences.

Scientists and engineers who are advancing platform technologies in sectors such as nanotech, biotech, clean tech and advanced materials, will particularly benefit from this program.

Read an opinion piece on Personalized Medicine by program alumnus Finlay McNab

Meet our faculty

What you’ll learn

Students will learn skills such as opportunity assessment, market prioritization, innovation management, profiting from uncertainty, finance, leadership, and how to develop and validate a business model.

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Program structure

Participants will study part-time over three semesters, with classes held one evening a week at SFU's Segal Graduate School, located in downtown Vancouver.

Ready to apply?

Applications for the Graduate Certificate in Science and Technology Commercialization are now open for the September 2017 intake.

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Learn more details about the program from Academic Director Elicia Maine.