Our 40 Industry Engagement Professionals (IEPs) represent 14 universities and five colleges in Atlantic Canada. Together, they help public and private sector organizations find researchers and funding programs for R&D projects.

  • Intellectual property
  • Navigating the funding landscape
  • Proof of concept
  • Market validation
  • Industry engagement opportunities
  • Adam Haller

    Adam Haller

    Managing Director, Commercialization & Licensing, Office of Commercialization & Industry Engagement (OCIE), Dalhousie University

  • Andre Chiasson

    Andre Chiasson

    Director, Innovation Support Office (BSI), Université de Moncton

  • Andrew Kendall

    Andrew Kendall

    Manager, Industry Liaison & Knowledge Transfer Office, St. Francis Xavier University

  • Angela Avery

    Angela Avery

    Business Development Advisor, Research Innovation Office, Memorial University

  • Annette Rushton

    Annette Rushton

    Manager, Health & Life Sciences, Office of Commercialization & Industry Engagement (OCIE), Dalhousie University

  • Ayodeji Arowolo

    Ayodeji Arowolo

    Associate Legal Counsel, Office of Commercialization and Industry Engagement (OCIE), Dalhousie University

  • Ben Goldberg

    Ben Goldberg

    Managing Director, Industry Engagement and Customer Experience, Office of Commercialization and Industry Engagement (OCIE), Dalhousie University

  • Brennan Gillis

    Brennan Gillis

    Manager, Agriculture and Aquaculture, Office of Commercialization & Industry Engagement (OCIE), Dalhousie University

  • Brennan Sisk

    Brennan Sisk

    Technology Transfer & Commercialization Officer, University of New Brunswick

  • Danielle Goodfellow

    Danielle Goodfellow

    Industry Liaison Officer, Office of Innovation and Community Engagement (OICE), Saint Mary’s University, Mount Saint Vincent University and NSCAD University

  • Dion Hicks

    Dion Hicks

    Intellectual Property Advisor, Memorial University

  • Dr. Gregory Sandala

    Dr. Gregory Sandala

    Director of Research Partnerships, Mount Allison University

  • Hart Devitt

    Hart Devitt

    Director of Research and Innovation Partnerships, University of New Brunswick

  • Helene Noddin

    Helene Noddin

    Research Services Officer, St. Thomas University

  • Jade Jiang

    Jade Jiang

    Program Coordinator, Office of Commercialization and Industry Engagement (OCIE), Dalhousie University

  • Joanne Firth

    Joanne Firth

    Industry Liaison Officer, Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC)

  • Joey Volpé

    Joey Volpé

    Business Development Manager, INNOV, CCNB

  • Juan Perez Casanova

    Juan Perez Casanova

    Innovation Advisor, Research Innovation Office, Memorial University

  • Katrin Sommerfeld

    Katrin Sommerfeld

    Manager, Industry & Community Partnerships, Office of Industry & Community Engagement (ICE), Acadia University

  • Kelly Ashfield

    Kelly Ashfield

    Executive Director, Office of Research Services, University of New Brunswick

  • Kevin Buchan

    Kevin Buchan

    Director, Office of Innovation and Community Engagement (OICE), Saint Mary’s University, Mount Saint Vincent University, and NSCAD University

  • Leanne Carroll

    Leanne Carroll

    Applied Research Development Officer, New Brunswick Community College

  • Leigh Huestis

    Leigh Huestis

    Director, Office of Industry & Community Engagement (ICE), Acadia University

  • Marc Richard

    Marc Richard

    Business Development Officer, University of Prince Edward Island

  • Marie-Laure Pokou

    Marie-Laure Pokou

    Development Officer, Innovation Support Office (BSI), Université de Moncton

  • Matthew Douglass

    Matthew Douglass

    Technology Transfer Officer, Research & Innovation Partnerships, Office of Research Services, University of New Brunswick

  • Matthew Doyle

    Matthew Doyle

    Manager, Computer Science, Office of Commercialization and Industry Engagement (OCIE), Dalhousie University

  • Michelle Gurrola-Gal

    Michelle Gurrola-Gal

    Manager, Engineering & Science, Office of Commercialization and Industry Engagement (OCIE), Dalhousie University

  • Paula Mendonça

    Paula Mendonça

    Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Memorial University

  • Pauline Roy

    Pauline Roy

    Agente d’innovation, Bureau de soutien à l’innovation (BSI), Faculté des études supérieures et de la recherche (FESR), Université de Moncton

  • Pierre Doucet

    Pierre Doucet

    Innovation Officer, Center for Precision Medicine, Université de Moncton

  • Rebecca Mok

    Rebecca Mok

    Business Development Officer, University of Prince Edward Island

  • Sandra LeClair

    Sandra LeClair

    Business Development Officer, Office of Commercialization, Industry, & Innovation (OCII), UPEI

  • Sarah Conrod

    Sarah Conrod

    Manager of Industry Partnerships and Commercialization, Office of Research and Graduate Studies, Cape Breton University

  • Shane Nason

    Shane Nason

    IP Manager, Research & Innovation Partnerships (R&IP), Office of Research Services (ORS), University of New Brunswick (Saint John Campus)

  • Shawn MacDougall

    Shawn MacDougall

    Director of Applied Research, Holland College

  • Simon Potter

    Simon Potter

    Director, College Office of Research Enterprise (CORE), NBCC

  • Valérie Lalande

    Valérie Lalande

    Director of Research Services, Research Office, Université Sainte-Anne/ Directrice des services de la recherche, Bureau de la recherche, Université Sainte-Anne

  • Veerle Hellemans

    Veerle Hellemans

    Technology Transfer Officer, Office of Research Services, University of New Brunswick (UNB)

  • Wayne Quilty

    Wayne Quilty

    Director of Partnerships and Entrepreneurship, College of the North Atlantic (CNA)