Startups: Don’t outsource your core competency

This is the seventh article in a continuing series chronicling the growth path of CommentAir Technologies, a startup based in Ottawa, Canada. CommentAir is developing a wireless technology fans can use at sports venues

Published on: October 10th, 2012 Francis Moran

Picking up the pieces from a research and development misadventure

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette It’s been three months since we last touched base with CommentAir, a period in which the startup has gone through a near-death experience and continues to face

Published on: May 31st, 2012 Francis Moran

Getting university IP to market: Levering youthful ambition

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette Recently, we’ve talked about how Canada falls short when it comes to commercializing university IP and the leadership from the business community that is needed to address the gap. We’ve

Published on: October 2nd, 2011 Francis Moran

Getting university IP to market: Who needs to step up?

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette We recently aired a laundry list of challenges that hinder the commercialization of university IP in Canada. Several of our readers weighed in with their thoughts on Canada’s

Published on: September 26th, 2011 Francis Moran

Getting university IP to market: How Canada falls short

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette The Canadian university system costs about $25 billion a year. The total income for all Canadian universities from licensing their intellectual property is around $50 million. Subtract

Published on: September 18th, 2011 Francis Moran