The objective of this panel is to share individual experiences of successes in supporting effective innovation and commercialization in Atlantic Canada.
The panel will examine the need for collaboration and partnerships among the four key stakeholder sectors of the University, Industry, Government and Community, in order to be effective in supporting innovation and entrepreneurship initiatives. The panel has been drawn primarily from University and business associations that manage innovation and entrepreneurship programs. In addition, some of the panelists have run successful companies before taking their current roles, including international experience.. The panel will also discuss good practices to obtain Intellectual property rights around the world (including best practices for protecting university research).
The panel will discuss how effective collaborations (among universities, governments, the private sector and communities) have been designed and built in Atlantic Canada to support the successful commercialization of research. Some relevant international examples will also be outlined by the moderator. This issue is directly linked to two themes of the conference, namely:
Best practices in the details of how to achieve effective innovation and commercialization through collaboration are important (what works, what does not work) and need to be identified and examined in order to improve Canada’s innovation performance; and,
Some of the success factors and issues involved in collaborative approaches to innovation and entrepreneurship. This will help the audience chart out their own policies and road-maps within their own organisations for future innovation and entrepreneurship programs.