Atlantic Canada is set to open Canada’s first Innovation Corps Node at Dalhousie University
Steve Blank, a well-known start-up educator, is excited to see the excellent research being done in Atlantic Canada and in Canada and says that it is high time that an I-Corps Node is established so that this potential is not wasted. I-Corps Nodes help to propel discoveries from fundamental research into new companies, by exposing the scientists to the thinking and the processes that can take their discoveries to commercial products. Each scientist teams up with an entrepreneur and a graduate student to manage the team’s lab, and together they learn what it would take to bring a product to market.The 10 nodes already established in the US have seen 1,500 scientists go through the program in 6 years.
Once the program has opened at Dalhousie, all academics from Atlantic Canada will have access to it. Dalhousie is partnering with George Washington University, Washington D.C. with the training of the staff and support to get the pilot program going.
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