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Entrepreneurship for researchers 2020

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A workshop presented in collaboration with the Centre for Research on Brain, Language and Music (CRBLM), McGill Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship (ENGINE), and Healthy Brains Healthy Lives (HBHL).

  • Research Workshop
When Mar 11, 2020
from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Where Room A832, Elizabeth Wirth Music Building, 527 Sherbrooke St. W.
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Registration is required, please visit: REGISTRATION - ENTREPRENEURSHIP


What is the path from scientific findings to commercialization? What resources are available for researchers on this path? Where does business funding come from? How is IP ownership handled? What does a researcher need to know before becoming an entrepreneur?

This one-day event is co-organised by CIRMMT, CRBLM, McGill ENGINE, and HBHL. Speakers will include representatives of acceleration hubs  and experts from the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Montreal. 


  • 09:00-10:00: Yannick Roy (NeuroTechX)
  • 10:00-10:30: Entrepreneur stories
    • Christian Dansereau (Perceive AI)
    • Colin Gallacher (Haply Robotics)
  • 10:30-10:45: Break
  • 10:45-12:00: IP management, knowledge mobilization and protection
    • Francesco Tordini (McGill I+P)
    • Dylan Wade Roskams-Edris (The Neuro)
    • April Colosimo (Schulich Library of Physical Sciences, Life Sciences, and Engineering)
  • 12:00-13:15: Networking Lunch (lunch will be provided, registration is required)
  • 13:15-13:45: Entrepreneur stories
    • Margaret Magdesian (Ananda Devices)
    • Thomas Szkopek & Robert-Eric Gaskell (Ora Sound)
  • 13:45-14:45: Early funding opportunities
    • McGill HBHL
    • McGill ENGINE
    • ALIGO
    • McGill I+P
    • Mitacs
  • 14:45-15:00: Break
  • 15:00-16:00: Scaling up
    • Jean-Nicolas Delage (FASKEN)
    • Noor El Bawab (Zù)
    • Kendra Davey (CDL)
    • Jihane El Atifi (McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship)
  • 16:00-17:00: Networking


We aim to create a safe and accessible space to ensure that everyone is able to participate fully in the event. The venue is wheelchair-accessible. Accessible washrooms are available. Participants are invited to make us aware of any barriers to their participation or any accommodations that we can provide: info[at]
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