Students working on ideas at the Entrepreneurial Mindset workshop

Upcoming workshops and info sessions

Science Research Innovation & Commercialization workshop

Date: Wednesday, January 25, 2 - 4 pm, W230, Eureka Centre, Duff Roblin Building. Register

Should you protect your IP? Is your invention patentable? Could industrial partnerships and innovation funding lead to commercialization and real-world application of your research?

This interactive workshop will provide Faculty of Science researchers and their graduate students with information on resources, funding, and support to explore applied research innovation, IP protection, patenting, and commercialization.

  • Learn about the services and support offered by UM’s Partnerships and Innovation Office and the Science Innovation Hub in the Faculty of Science. 

  • Hear from industry mentors who have patented in fields as distinct as Life Sciences and Tech.
  • Discover programs and supports available give you the funding and resources you need to pursue your next steps to research innovation & commercialization.
  • Discover programs, support, and funding available to your graduate students & postdocs

This session will include information about the Faculty of Science Research Innovation and Commercialization grant opportunity and steps to apply.

Research Innovation and Commercialization Grant info session

Date: Thursday, February 16, 2 - 3 pm

The Faculty of Science has invested in a funding opportunity for faculty members in the Faculty of Science wishing to take next steps toward concept development for commercialization of research. Attend this session to learn more about this internal grant.

Indigenous entrepreneurship in science

Date: July 26, 2023

Presented by Science Innovation Hub in partnership with the Wawatay program. 

Open to all Science students.

Join us for speakers, an informal interactive workshop, and a panel discussion.

Pitch Bootcamp for Science Spark Innovation & Entrepreneurship Pitch Competition participants

Date: Monday, March 13, 2 - 3 p.m. or Thursday, March 16, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Please note: This bootcamp is to prepare students to pitch at the March 29 internal mini-pitch competition. The March 29 mini-pitch competition will determine the finalists who will go forward to pitch at the Science Innovation Showcase on May 4, 2023 to compete for the Science Spark Innovation & Entrepreneurship Prize. The March 29 mini-pitch competition will determine the finalists who will pitch for the grand prize at the May 4 Science Innovation Showcase event.

Access industry partnerships and funding

Date: Thursday, June 15, 2-3:30 p.m.

A workshop designed for researchers in the Faculty of Science to discover proven strategies to develop and enhance industry partnerships to support your research program. Learn more about types of partnerships and the benefits of the various types, as well as strategies to maximize industrial funding programs.

Past workshops

Science Entrepreneurial Mindset Engagement Session

Date: Thursday, October 25 from 10:30 am - 12:30 pm, W230 Duff Roblin Building.

What makes up an 'Entrepreneurial Mindset'? How can this mindset benefit you throughout your studies and beyond even if you never form a company?

This session provided attendees with information about key resources, courses, new opportunities, and training they can access via the Science Innovation Hub and other UM offerings.

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