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Innovation

New research finds timing is the key to success for science startups

Feb 8, 2017

Timing is essential when it comes to achieving commercial success for science-based companies according to a new research paper by faculty at SFU’s Beedie School of Business. The study, published in leading journal Nature Nanotechnology is part of a broader multi-year project on the global nanobiotechnology industry led by Professor Elicia Maine and Dr. Jon Thomas.

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Clean-tech membrane wins SFU science and tech venture pitch competition

Oct 13, 2016

A portable DUI-testing headset, a revolutionary clean tech membrane, and a home diagnostic for chemotherapy patients were just some of the pioneering ventures pitched to a panel of guest judges at SFU’s Invention to Innovation Venture Pitch competition.

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How to improve Canada’s record in science innovation

May 4, 2016

SFU Beedie Professor Elicia Maine studies strategies to boost advanced material commercialization. 

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The hazards of Confidential Information rules in the workplace

Mar 1, 2016

Research from Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business reveals that organizations that implement rules governing Confidential Information (CI) can make it difficult for employees to fulfill their roles – resulting in rule breaking or bending.

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President’s Faculty Lecture: Elicia Maine on turning scientific invention into innovation

Feb 25, 2016

Canada is punching above its weight in invention – but when it comes to bringing its scientific discoveries to commercial applications, it receives a failing grade on its report card. So what can be done to turn Canada’s burgeoning community of scientists into a prolific community of scientist entrepreneurs?

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MBA graduate’s venture delivers healthy snacks across Canada

Oct 26, 2015

It’s late in the afternoon on a busy day in the office, and hunger pangs are beginning to strike. All too often the only answer is to turn to the usual vending machine options that are salted and high in fat in order to satisfy those cravings. After all, healthy snacking choices are few and far between.

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Ali Dastmalchian appointed dean of SFU’s Beedie School of Business

Sep 18, 2015

Simon Fraser University has appointed Professor Ali Dastmalchian as dean of the Beedie School of Business, effective January 1, 2016.

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From research to the marketplace: Beedie leads the way for researchers

Sep 2, 2015

SFU’s Beedie School of Business offers researchers a way to bring their world-changing thinking to practical applications in the global marketplace.

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Huffington Post: How Gamification Can Transform Business Processes

Aug 27, 2015

The following article was published in the Huffington Post Canada Business section on August 26. It features research by Beedie School of Business faculty Ian McCarthy, Jan Kietzmann and Leyland Pitt, current PhD student Karen Robson, and former PhD student Kirk Plangger.

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The hazards of Confidential Information rules in the workplace: study

Aug 10, 2015

New research from Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business reveals that organizations that implement rules governing Confidential Information (CI) can make it difficult for employees to fulfill their roles – resulting in rule breaking or bending.

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