Our workshops and info sessions are designed for researchers and students in the Faculty of Science to discover opportunities, access funding, and receive expert guidance to take the next steps toward research commercialization, industrial partnerships, and entrepreneurship.
We offer programming for researchers and students at every stage in the continuum.
Upcoming workshops and info sessions
Stay tuned for our upcoming workshops.
Science entrepreneurial mindset engagement session
Date: Thursday, October 25 from 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Location: 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.
Science Research Innovation & Commercialization workshop
Date: Wednesday, January 25, 1 - 4 pm
Location: W230, Eureka Centre, Duff Roblin Building
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?
The purpose of this workshop is to provide Faculty of Science researchers with information to advance commercialization of research-driven projects and access funding.
The workshop program will link our researchers to Science Innovation Hub and Partnerships & Innovation supports, provide advice on funding, IP protection, patenting, and industrial partnerships, and answer your commercialization questions.
We will also launch the 3rd cycle of our internal Faculty of Science Research Innovation and Commercialization seed grant.
We also hope to share some perspectives on research commercialization from outside the University. Workshop speakers will include Dr. Steven Theriault and Dr. Paul Card.
Dr. Theriault is the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Science Officer at Cytophage Technologies Inc. and holds his MSc and PhD from the University of Manitoba. Dr. Theriault was a member of the team that created the reverse genetic systems critical to the development of the Canadian Ebola vaccine. His research interests have turned to combating antimicrobial resistance using his innovative, cutting-edge technologies. Dr. Theriault founded his company Cytophage Technologies Inc. He and his team use bacteriophages in new and innovative ways to treat illness, reduce suffering and ultimately avert the imminent health crisis facing our world.
Dr. Card is a serial entrepreneur who has founded, scaled and mentored various Winnipeg start-ups. He is currently VP of Neo Financial and holds his BSc, MSc, and PhD from the University of Manitoba. Paul was the founder and CEO of 151 Research, Director of R&D for Seccuris, and Sr. Researcher for TRLabs of Canada. 151 Research revolutionized the ag tech industry by transforming a technology first created for the bio-medical industry at the University of Manitoba into an award-winning post-harvest monitoring platform.
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 the next steps toward concept development for the commercialization of research. Attend this session to learn more about this internal grant.