Market-Focused Research Workshop Series

The Queen’s Market-Focused Research Workshop Series is a program covering topics such as market/technology assessments, design thinking, intellectual property, effective communication, and commercialization strategies to support your research, research partnerships, and commercialization/startup formation activities.

The fall 2021 series will be held on the mornings of November 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th, 2021.

The program is designed for graduate students (including those in professional programs such as Law or Medicine), post-doctoral fellows, and faculty members conducting research in fields in which knowledge mobilization or commercialization of the research outcome is likely or who have a startup idea.

Each half day workshop will cover:

  • Strategies for connecting and communicating with industry and the health-care sector so that you can make a critical assessment of your research/technology and validate the market opportunity through primary and secondary market research.
  • Intellectual property (IP) and the role IP plays in the translation/commercialization of health-innovation research and how to conduct patentability and freedom-to-operate searches.
  • Regulatory, quality, and clinical affairs including regulatory pathways (both Canada and US) for health innovations, quality requirements, design of pre-clinical studies and clinical trials.
  • Commercialization strategies for health innovations including licensing and startup formation.

 The Market-Focused Research Workshop Series Flyer (PDF, 7 MB)



How to apply

Applications are now open and close on November 4th.

Fill in the online application for the Market-Focused Research Workshop Series.