Have you ever thought that Canadian universities can and should do more to support innovation? If so, you are not alone. This is part of the reason why McGill University is launching the McGill Innovation Fund (MIF), which aims to bridge the funding gap between discovery and implementation. The MIF will be the first of its kind at McGill and one of the largest university-based entrepreneurial funds in Canada.
To raise the profile of the fund, the McGill Office of Innovation and Partnerships is holding a virtual launch event on Thursday, September 28, 2021 from 16:00 to 18:00. The launch will feature a 40-minute panel discussion about the technology and business requirements of bringing university-based technology to market. Panelists speaking at the event are:
- Professor Mark Andrews - a serial entrepreneur whose latest venture, Anomera, has been steadily raising funds for its sustainable, nanocrystalline cellulose business.
- Craig Buntin - CEO of Sportlogiq, and former Olympian, Craig has taken his AI-driven sport data company from concept to must-have tech for almost all NHL teams.
- Elizabeth Douville - Founding and Managing Partner of AmorChem, a leading early-stage venture capital fund focusing on research innovation and translating it into next-gen startup companies.
- Dr. Margaret Magdesian - a scientist-entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in biopharmaceutical research and founder of Ananda Devices, a company that uses nanotechnology to accelerate R&D in the pharmaceutical, food and cosmetic industries.
The event will also feature McGill University Principal Suzanne Fortier who will offer opening remarks. Join us for what promises to be the beginning of a new era of innovation and entrepreneurial excellence at McGill! Hurry and register today!.