Market-Focused Research Program

The Market-Focused Research (Health) program is designed for faculty members, post-doctoral fellows or graduate students, and who are interested in translational life sciences research and its commercialization. The program emphasizes gaining an understanding of the needs of industry and customers, incorporating possible solutions to satisfy those needs into the earliest stages of research, which can significantly improve commercial potential.

The Queen’s Market-Focused Research Program is a two-day program covering topics such as market/technology assessment, design thinking, intellectual property, communication, and strategies/considerations for technology commercialization. Unique aspects of healthcare commercialization will be discussed including navigating regulatory complexity, quality control, and conducting clinical trials.

Expected outcomes include:

  • more successful grant applications
  • increased potential for partnerships with industry
  • increased awareness of Queen’s University research
  • an increased understanding of intellectual property and commercialization considerations.

Participants will also become familiar with QPI’s commercialization services.

How to apply

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