Sixth Beedie Innovation Conference

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Sixth Beedie Innovation Conference

On September 29th, the CPA Innovation Centre is hosting the Sixth Beedie Innovation Conference. This is a one-day conference for Beedie School of Business researchers to share, connect and learn about each other’s work and ideas on innovation. Also participating in the conference will be Tania Bubela from University of Alberta. Tania is a Professor and Associate Dean (Research) in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the School of Public Health. Her current research focuses on intellectual property issues and other legal and ethical issues in health and agricultural biotechnology and biomedical research more broadly.

Date: Thursday, September 29, 2016
Time: 9:15am – 5:30pm
Location: Segal Graduate School, 500 Granville Street, Vancouver
Room 2300 (2nd floor)
Inquiries: Please contact

Draft Conference Schedule

9:15am – 10:00am Paper session 1: Jon Thomas – “The Role of Star Scientists in University Spin-off Emergence”
10:00am – 10:45am Paper session 2: Pek-Hooi Soh – “Innovation Ecosystem Strategy”
10:45am – 11:00am Break
11:00am – 12:00pm Invited session 1 Tania Bubela (University of Alberta) – “Lessons in university intellectual property management: The secret to survivin’ or a train bound for nowhere?”

View the presentation slides here.

12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm – 1:45pm Paper session 3: Monica Semeniuk – “Wanted: Innovators”

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1:45pm – 2:30pm Paper session 4: Elicia Maine – “Patenting Strategy of Biomedical University Spinoffs: What Role Do Technology Transfer Offices Play?”
2:30pm – 2:45pm Break
2:45pm – 3:30pm Paper session 5: Tao Wang – “Silence is golden: The virtue of instant messaging in a community of entrepreneurs”
3:30pm – 4:15pm Paper session 6: Sarah Lubik  – “Update on the Canadian Innovation Agenda”
4:15pm – 5:30pm Conference Social