Paul Thornton, PhD

Senior Commercialization Officer

Paul is the Senior Commercialization Officer at the NBIF. In this role, he manages the funding programs for researchers who are actively commercializing their research and assists them in navigating the innovation ecosystem in Atlantic Canada.

As a Ph.D. chemist, he previously worked in technology commercialization at GreenCentre Canada, a non-profit organization that brings green and sustainable chemistry technologies to market.

Paul is passionate about helping innovators realize the real-world and commercial impacts of their research and understands the importance of market need as the primary driver for commercialization.