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Accelerating Advanced Materials Innovation 


June 1st Wednesday 1PM-2PM PDT


Hugh Dempster Pavilion (DMP) Room #301, 6245 Agronomy Road, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4


In this seminar, Prof. Maine will discuss how research scientists and engineers can develop and deploy entrepreneurial capabilities to make early-stage decisions. This skill helps with increasing the chances of successful materials innovation. She will share how using appropriate strategies can reduce technology and market uncertainties and accelerate the commercialization of advanced materials. For more details, please click to read her paper titled "Accelerating Advanced Materials Commercialization" published by Nature Materials.


  • Introduction
  • Keynote Presentation by Dr. Elicia Maine, Simon Fraser University
  • Q&A / Discussion


Dr. Elicia Maine is the W.J. VanDusen Professor of Innovation & Entrepreneurship at the Beedie School of Business, Academic Director of the Invention to Innovation (i2I) Program, and Special Advisor on Innovation to the VPRI at Simon Fraser University. Her research is focused on science innovation, science entrepreneurship, and the translation of inventions from university research labs. Maine is the founding Academic Director of the Mitacs i2I Skills Training program, a national program developing an entrepreneurial mindset and innovation skills in PhD scientists and engineers. 

An interdisciplinary scholar and engaged educator, Maine holds a PhD in Technology Management & Materials Engineering from the University of Cambridge, a Master’s degree in Technology & Policy and Materials Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a BSc in Materials Engineering from Queen's University. Professor Maine has published her innovation management research in Research Policy, R&D Management, Journal of Cleaner Production, Technovation, Nature Nanotechnology and Nature Materials.

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