We understand the importance of commercialization, and we invest in researchers whose projects have high commercial potential or can make an economic impact in New Brunswick.

Our Going Places: A series on commercializing applied research is just that—a series dedicated to highlighting the challenges of commercializing applied research, the resources and expertise available to NB researchers, and how we can help.

Stay tuned over the next several months as we release more content on the topic over and use this page as your trusted library for information.


April 7, 2021
Title: What Qualifies an Innovation as a Startup Opportunity?
Description: Researchers commercializing their innovations face the decision to either license their technology or spin-out a new company, but why choose one route over the other? This panel discussion will explore the aspects of invention or technology that make it a strong candidate for the foundation of a startup company. Questions around the applicability and scope of a technology as it applies to one or more markets, the needed maturity level of the technology, intellectual property issues, and the need to create a strong management team will be addressed. Our panelists bring a diversity of perspectives. They include an academic who has actively worked in commercialization, an expert in technology transfer and industry liaison, and an investment manager with deep experience in supporting science-based startups. Join us for this interactive discussion and learn what qualifies an innovation as a startup opportunity.

Dr. Felipe Chibante, Professor of Chemical Engineering, UNB
Chris Mathis, Business Development Lead, Viable Solutions
Dr. Lidija Marusic, Investment Manager Life Sciences, Innovacorp

Register here.

May 3, 2021, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Webinar: Introduction to Intellectual Property (English only)
Description: Catherine Vardy from the Canadian Intellectual Property Office will present “An Intro to Intellectual Property for Researchers” and will cover key topics such as: what is a patent, when to consider filing a patent application, rules of disclosure, use of trade secrets, and more! Join us for this interactive discussion.

Speaker: Catherine Vardy, Canadian Intellectual Property Office

We are unable to share a recording of this webinar for privacy. To review the webinar slides click here.

May 10, 2021, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Séminaire en ligne: Introduction à la propriété intellectuelle
La description:

Oratrice: Catherine Vardy, Office de la propriété intellectuelle du Canada

Inscrivez-vous ici.

May 13
Innovation Insights: What is a value proposition?
Link to video will be published here, on May 13th.

May 27
Innovation Insights:
Finding potential industry partners
Link to video will be published here, on May 27th