Purpose-driven workshop teaches women researchers, engineers, scientists and innovators how to transform research and discoveries into successful products and companies.
In January 2022, a new workshop will be coming to Queen’s University aimed at boosting the commercial success of women researchers, engineers, scientists and innovators from any discipline across the university. Hosted by Queen’s Partnerships and Innovation and led by Orly Yadid-Pecht, Professor of electrical engineering at the University of Calgary, the From Lab 2 Fulfillment workshop applications open October 2021.
“It’s a great opportunity to join a community of participants who can confidentially and actively share ideas and listen to other like-minded colleagues,” says Dr. Yadid-Pecht, who has already successfully led the workshop at other Canadian universities such as University of Calgary, University of Ottawa, and Lethbridge University. To develop the workshop, she leveraged her experiences developing over 30 patents and as a co-founder of several successful start-ups (WiDR, ToneTech, Luxmux and EatLittle).
Small interactive sessions, asynchronous workshops, and one-on-one coaching cultivate a supportive space to ideate and pivot research into businesses. The process that Dr. Yadid-Pecht has 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. “We are excited to support and empower faculty members and enhance the impact of their research and discoveries by introducing the From Lab 2 Fulfillment workshop as a pilot,” says Nancy Ross, VP-Research, Queen’s University.
Queen’s is supporting the delivery of this specialized workshop for up to eight (8) participants in the upcoming series.
Participants will learn about:
- Intellectual Property Protection
- Entrepreneurial mindsets
- Customer and Market Development
- Strategic Planning
- Resiliency and Dealing with Setbacks
- Professionally Pitching for Funds
- Entrepreneurial Realities
- Building Business Foundations
- Growing and Protecting Competitive Advantages
Deadline: November 15, 2021
Program starts: January 17, 2022