The Technology Commercialization Centre (TCC), led by Mike Lounsbury (Director), Tony Briggs (Assistant Director) and Qasim Rasi (Assistant Director) aims to support technological entrepreneurship and commercialization planning and assessment, to increase Alberta's entrepreneurial capacity. Through training and outreach, the TCC facilitates technology and venture development by linking skilled professionals at the science-business interface. Darryl Lesiuk is an Executive Fellow for the Centre.
The TCC's core focus is supporting the development of fundamental knowledge in the areas of technology innovation and commercialization through scholarly research. To this end we are raising the visibility of our own expertise, as well as that of the commercialization and entrepreneurship research community. In particular, we have launched a working paper series in partnership with the Tanaka Business School at Imperial College, London, and the School of Business at the University of California at Davis. We also sponsor workshops, conferences and talks featuring world class scholars.
The Centre encourages and nurtures the tech-entrepreneurs and leaders of the future by providing them with the skills and resources they need to enhance innovation and technology commercialization practices. In particular, the TCC encourages entrepreneurially-minded individuals who have a passion for developing key scientific and technological issues in areas such as nanotechnology, biotechnology, biomedical devices, computing and communications.
In addition, the Centre fosters connections between university research and industry. The TCC stimulates technology entrepreneurship through partnerships with key stakeholders such as TEC Edmonton, Alberta Ingenuity, Advanced Education & Technology, NanoAlberta, and AHFMR.
See this recent article in Folio (volume 50, issue 23) to read more about the University of Alberta's successful joint venture with the City of Edmonton (TEC Edmonton).
The Ninth Annual Technology Commercialization Dinner
Technology Commercialization Centre celebrates the success of Edmonton's ITraumaCare and invites Dr. Dennis Filips and Dr. Ian Atkinson to join us Monday, Novermber 25th, 2013, at the University of Alberta Faculty Club.
Title: "iTClamp: From Simple Hemorrhage Control Idea to International Commercialization"
Location: University of Alberta Faculty Club – 11435 Saskatchewan Drive
Date/Time: Monday November 25th, 2013 (6:00 p.m.)
Please RSVP: Michelle Olah by Friday, October 4th, 2013.
Building Blocks Mixer
The Second Annual Building Blocks Mixer, brought to you by the Alberta Collaboration of Entrepreneurial Students (ACES)
Wednesday, November 27th, 7:30 p.m. - late at Dewey's Pub
Space is limited! RSVP today, or direct RSVP site
See the Tech Comm Club webpage for more details