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

Championship: Back to school

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette A couple of moons ago, we talked about how “entrepreneur” is often a four-letter word on the university campus. Too many schools fail to appreciate how Web 2.0 has

Published on: September 13th, 2011 Francis Moran

Championship: Making the most of the juicy leftovers

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette Recently, tech heavyweights from around the world lined up to bid for Nortel Network’s portfolio of more than 6,000 telecommunications and web-related patents. When the dust settled, the

Published on: August 30th, 2011 Francis Moran

Championship: Opening up the ivory tower

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette In the context of getting technology to market, “champion” can mean a lot of different things. Early in this series we defined it as individuals within established enterprises

Published on: August 23rd, 2011 Francis Moran

Accelerated: Springboard takes a ‘people centric’ approach

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette We recently conclude our two-part discussion with Jon Bradford, the man behind The Difference Engine and Springboard, two U.K.-based startup accelerators that took their inspiration from TechStarsand Y Combinator in the U.S. The Difference

Published on: August 17th, 2011 Francis Moran

Accelerated: The U.K.’s Springboard gets on and does stuff

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette Throughout this series, we have often referenced tech startup accelerators and the important role they play in the commercialization ecosystem, as well as where government support fits into the

Published on: August 11th, 2011 Francis Moran

Accelerated: TechStars harnesses the power of mentorship

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette Throughout this series, we have often referenced startup accelerators and the important role they play in the commercialization ecosystem, as well as where government support fits into the

Published on: July 25th, 2011 Francis Moran

Accelerated: Waterloo’s culture of collaboration

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette Throughout this series, we have often referenced startup accelerators and the important role they play in the commercialization ecosystem, as well as where government support fits into the

Published on: July 14th, 2011 Francis Moran

OMG! There’s an entrepreneur on campus

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette Recently we have explored where and how government can facilitate the process of commercialization to help technology entrepreneurs get their products to market. Throughout this series, we have

Published on: July 11th, 2011 Francis Moran

VentureLAB gives entrepreneurs the gift of gab

You might imagine that if you were a Hebrew-speaking Russian that had recently moved to suburban Ontario from Israel, it would be hard to kick off an entrepreneurial endeavor. Engineer-turned-CEO Vlad Zhitnikov doesn't

Published on: May 10th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Hug an entrepreneur

By Andrew Penny A lot has been said about creating an Innovative Culture. Research labs, government departments and agencies are all trying to figure out just how to make us innovate. The thought

Published on: April 19th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

Incubation: Whose job is it, anyway?

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette “Government doesn’t start companies,” Iain Klugman, CEO of Communitech, told us a little while back. “Individuals do.” Nonetheless, government does have an important role to play in the value

Published on: March 21st, 2011 Francis Moran