From Lab 2 Fulfillment Workshop

Queen’s Partnerships and Innovation hosted the From Lab 2 Fulfillment workshop, which started in May 2022.FL2F Logo

From Lab 2 Fulfillment is a workshop created by Dr. Orly Yadid-Pecht to guide women towards commercialization by supporting the transformation of their research and discoveries into profitable products and companies. Dr. Yadid-Pecht is an Electrical Engineering Professor at the University of Calgary, AITF Strategic Chair in Integrated Intelligent Sensors, consultant and certified coach. She holds over 30 patents and has co-founded several successful start-ups (WiDR, ToneTech, Luxmux and EatLittle).

The process that Dr. Yadid-Pecht designed helps women make their scientific innovations more impactful by showing them how to overcome hurdles, find supporters, and build their strategic plans and alliances. Small interactive sessions, asynchronous workshops alongside one-on-one coaching cultivate a supportive space to ideate and pivot research into businesses.

Queen’s supported the delivery of this specialized workshop for faculty members in the pilot.

 Find out more about the program in the downloadable flyer (PDF, 782.4 KB)

Participants learned about:FL2F infographic

  • Intellectual property protection
  • Entrepreneurial mindsets
  • Customer and Market Development
  • Strategic Planning
  • Resiliency and Dealing with Setbacks
  • Building Business Foundations
  • Growing and Protecting Competitive Advantages
  • Professionally Pitching for Funds
  • Entrepreneurial Realities

To learn more about the workshop, read testimonials and learn about success stories, visit the FL2F website.

Applications

Participants indicated their interest in the program by contacting Shoma Sinha, Partnerships Development Officer.

Questions?

If you would like additional information about the workshop, please do not hesitate to reach out to qpi.info@queensu.ca.

You can also watch our information and Q&A session:

When was it?

The following table outlines the workshop schedule.

Date Time Activity Approximate Length Topics Covered
May 24, 2022 11:30 am - 1:30 pm Introductory Meetings 15 min each  
May 26, 2022 11:30 am - 1:30 pm Introductory Meetings 15 min each  
May 30, 2022 12:30 pm Group Meeting #1 (Synchronous) ~1 hr Introductions, Gender Bias, IP
1:30 pm or later (flexible) (Asynchronous) 1 hr
May 31, 2022 11 am Group Meeting #2 (Synchronous) ~1.5 hr IP, Real Pain, Skill Development
12:30 pm or later (flexible) (Asynchronous) 1 hr
June 1, 2022 11 am Group Meeting #2 (Synchronous) ~1.5 hr Real Pain, Vision and Mission, Entrepreneurial Mindset, Skill Development
12:30 pm or later (flexible) (Asynchronous) 1 hr
June 2, 2022 11 am - 2 pm First 1:1 Meeting with Coach (1) 25 min each Individual Coaching
June 6, 2022 From 12:30 pm First 1:1 Meeting with Coach (2) 25 min each Individual Coaching
June 7, 2022 11 am Group Meeting #4 (Synchronous) ~1.5 hr Lean Startup, Team Buildup, Strategic Planning, Skill Development
12:30 pm or later (flexible) (Asynchronous) 1 hr
June 8, 2022 11 am Group Meeting #5 (Synchronous) ~1.5 hr Strategic Planning, Funding and Support, Alliances
12:30 pm or later (flexible) (Asynchronous) 1 hr
1 pm Guest Talk #1 ~30 min TBD
June 9, 2022 11 am - 2 pm Second 1:1 Meeting with Coach (1) 25 min each Individual Coaching
June 13, 2022 From 12:30 pm Second 1:1 Meeting with Coach (2) 25 min each Individual Coaching
June 14, 2022 11 am Group Meeting #6 (Synchronous) ~3 hrs Pitches, Efficacy, Summary
June 15, 2022 11 am Guest Talk #2 ~40 min TBD
June 16, 2022 11 am FL2F Completion, Certificate Handing, Alumni Event ~30 min