Elicia Maine

Academic Director, Graduate Certificate in Science and Technology Commercialization
Professor, Technology and Operations Management
BSc (Queen's University), BA (Queen's University), MSc (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), PhD (University of Cambridge)

Segal Room: SGL 3935
Segal Phone: 778.782.5260

Email Address: emaine@sfu.ca

Curriculum Vitae: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Elicia_Maine
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.ca/citations?user=t2k5-iIAAAAJ&hl=en
Company Website: https://www.sfu.ca/video-library/video/1534/view.html;jsessionid=A9E2E33B87972F114CB40A9DEDD4C725

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Biography

Specializing in technological innovation and science entrepreneurship, Professor Elicia Maine has used her expertise at home and abroad to guide innovation policy and strategy and to mentor emerging talent. Founding educational coordinator for New Ventures BC, and Academic Director of  Invention to Innovation, a novel graduate program in Science & Technology Commercialization, Prof. Maine was awarded the 2017 TD / Canada Trust Distinguished Teaching Award and was a finalist for BC TECH’s 2016 “Person of the Year” award.  An interdisciplinary scholar and engaged educator, she holds a PhD in Technology Management & Materials Engineering from the University of Cambridge  and master’s degrees in Technology & Policy and Materials Engineering from MIT.  

Prof. Maine teaches “Managing Technological Innovation,”  "Managing Innovation" and “Lab to Market” at SFU’s Beedie School of Business.  She has published in leading technology management journals, such as Research Policy, R&D Management, Journal of Engineering and Technology Management, and Technovation.  To reach scientist-entrepreneurs on their own turf, she also publishes her technology innovation research in top science and technology journals, including Nature Nanotechnology and Nature Materials.  Prof. Maine has presented her research at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and at the Academy of Management (AOM). She serves on the Boards of Directors of the Foresight Cleantech Accelerator and of BC Innovation Council’s New Ventures BC

Specialization and Research Interests

Technology Innovation; Science & Technology Entrepreneurship; Technology-Market Matching; Science-Based Business; Innovation Policy

Selected Publications

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New","WebProfileCategory":"Books, Book Chapters and Monographs","DOI":null,"PublisherName":"Pan Stanford Publishing","PublisherCity":"Singapore","PublisherCountry":"Singapore, Republic of","bookTitle":"Nanotechnology Commercialization","bookChapter":"6","pages":"205-238","URL":null,"contributors":[{"firstName":"Elicia","middleName":"Ma","lastName":"Maine"}],"icKind":"book","editors":[{"firstName":"Takuya","middleName":"","lastName":"Tsuzuki"}]},{"id":"22171","IC_id":"6011","Title":"Solectric: Market entry decisions under uncertainty","Year":"2016","Date":"2016-02-01","kind_id":"4","Type":"Publication","KindName":"Case with Instructional Material (Case Publishing Agency)","WebProfileCategory":"Teaching Related Material","DOI":null,"PublisherName":"Ivey Publishing","PublisherCity":"London","PublisherCountry":"Canada","bookTitle":null,"bookChapter":null,"pages":null,"URL":null,"contributors":[{"firstName":"Martin","middleName":"","lastName":"Bliemel"},{"firstName":"Elicia","middleName":"Ma","lastName":"Maine"}],"icKind":"book"}]

Articles and Reports

Maine, E., & Thomas, J. J. (2017). Raising financing through strategic timing. Nature Nanotechnology, 12(2), 93-98. http://doi.org/10.1038/nnano.2017.1

Maine, E., & Seegopaul, P. (2016). Accelerating advanced-materials commercialization. Nature Materials, 15(5), 487-491. http://doi.org/10.1038/nmat4625

Maine, E., Soh, P., & Dos Santos, N. (2015). The role of entrepreneurial decision-making in opportunity creation and recognition. Technovation, 39-40, 53-72. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.technovation.2014.02.007

O'Donnell, L., & Maine, E. M. (2015). Assessing development and commercialization priorities for a novel hydrogen production process through Technical-Economic Cost Modeling. Translational Materials Research, 2(1). http://doi.org/10.1088/2053-1613/2/1/016001

Taleb, A., Kjeang, E., & Maine, E. M. (2014). Technical-economic cost modeling as a technology management tool: A Case Study of Membranes for PEM Fuel Cells. Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, 25(2), 279-298. http://doi.org/10.1108/JMTM-09-2013-0136

Maine, E., Thomas, V. J., & Utterback, J. (2014). Radical innovation from the confluence of technologies: Innovation management strategies for the emerging nanobiotechnology industry. Journal of Engineering and Technology Management, 32, 1-25. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jengtecman.2013.10.007

Malek, K., Maine, E., & McCarthy, I. P. (2014). A typology of clean technology commercialization accelerators. Journal of Engineering and Technology Management, 32, 26-39. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jengtecman.2013.10.006

Maine, E., Thomas, V. J., Bliemel, M., Murira, A., & Utterback, J. M. (2014). The Emergence of the Nanobiotechnology Industry. Nature Nanotechnology, 9, 2-5. http://doi.org/10.1038/nnano.2013.288

Maine, E. (2013). Scientist-entrepreneurs as the catalysts of nanotechnology commercialization. Reviews in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 2(5), 301-308. http://doi.org/10.1166/rnn.2013.1037

Maine, E., Lubik, S., & Garnsey, E. (2013). Value creation strategies for science-based business: A study of advanced materials ventures. Innovation: Management, Policy and Practice, 15(1), 35-51. http://doi.org/10.5172/impp.2013.15.1.35

O'Donnell, L., Soh, P., & Maine, E. (2012). New ventures BC economic impact and entrepreneurial research project.

Maine, E. M., Lubik, S., & Garnsey, E. (2012). Process-based vs. product-based innovation: Value creation by nanotech ventures. Technovation, 32(3/4), 179-192. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.technovation.2011.10.003

Maine, E. M., Shapiro, D., & Vining, A. R. (2010). The role of clustering in the growth of new technology-based firms. Small Business Economics, 34(2), 127-146. http://doi.org/10.1007/s11187-008-9104-3/fulltext.html

Maine, E. M., Probert, D., & Ashby, M. (2005). Investing in new materials: A tool for technology managers. Technovation, 25(1), 15-23.

Maine, E. M., & Ashby, M. F. (2002). An investment methodology for materials. Materials & Design, 23(3), 297-306.

Maine, E. M., & Garnsey, E. (2006). Commercializing generic technology: The case of advanced materials ventures. Research Policy, 35(3), 375-393.

Maine, E. (2008). Radical innovation through internal corporate venturing: Degussa's commercialization of nanomaterials. R and D Management Journal, 38(4), 359-371. http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9310.2008.00521.x

Books, Book Chapters and Monographs

Maine, E. M., & Tsuzuki, T. (2013). Overcoming nanotechnology commercialization challenges: Case studies of nanotechnology ventures. Nanotechnology Commercialization (205-238). Singapore, Singapore, Republic of: Pan Stanford Publishing.

Teaching Related Material

Bliemel, M., & Maine, E. M. (2016). Solectric: Market entry decisions under uncertainty. Case with Instructional Material (Case Publishing Agency).

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