News From Dalhousie University
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 (Halifax, NS) – Dalhousie University is pleased to announce the launch of Lab2Market (L2M) – Halifax’s Fall 2020 cohort, which will include 17 teams from five universities; Dalhousie University, Memorial University, Saint Mary’s University, Queen’s University, and York University.
L2M supports researchers who foresee impact and potential commercial value in their deep tech research, by providing opportunities and exposure to help commercialize their intellectual property. Graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and their supervisors will be equipped with the skills required to assess their research’s commercial opportunity with the goal of translating it out of university laboratories.
For the next seven weeks, a wide variety of research will be conducted, including electrical and mechanical engineering, agriculture, cosmeceuticals, and neuroscience, from drone sensor technology to cognitive assessments. Each research team includes three participants: a graduate student or post-doc from a Canadian university, the applicant’s university supervisor or principal investigator, and an industry mentor from a related business sector.
“Dalhousie University is pleased to partner with Ryerson University and Memorial University on this program to support graduate students, their supervisors and institutions build capacity around commercialization and translate their research,” says Dr. Alice Aiken, Vice President, Research and Innovation at Dalhousie University. “Canada needs innovators with an entrepreneurial mindset who have the attitudes, knowledge, skills, discipline and resilience to generate solutions to local, national and global challenges. And Canada has world-leading research-intensive universities, which helps to generate a pipeline of more and stronger ventures emerging from them.”
This is the second cohort of L2M for Dalhousie, with the first cohort focusing on health technology and innovation launched in Halifax earlier this year. The next year will see three additional cohorts with up to 60 teams participating in Toronto, Halifax and St. John’s. Over the next year, the Lab2Market pilot program will apply and adapt these best practice models to the Canadian market to support Canadian researchers working to commercialize their technology. The overall goal is to help develop a national research commercialization program on par with global leaders to better our society and economy.
“Atlantic Canada’s academic community helps fuel our flourishing startup ecosystem,” said Andy Fillmore, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities and Member of Parliament for Halifax, on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages. “The L2M program supports the commercialization of research out of our universities while helping to grow the number of scalable, knowledge-based companies in the region.”
The program is based on the successful I-Corps program in the United States, and the ICURe program in the United Kingdom. Being led by Dalhousie University, Ryerson University and Memorial University, the Lab2Market pilot program offers $15,000 in funding to participating teams and with support provided by the Government of Canada through the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) and the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), Mitacs as well as the Ocean Startup Project.
|Optimizing Multi-source Heating Systems in Response to|
Real Time Pricing and Weather Conditions
|Dalhousie University||Nathaniel King |
Dr. Clifton Johnston
|Infra-Climate Hybrid Bridge Design System||Dalhousie University||Ahmed Abdullah |
Dr. Hany El Naggar
|Optimized Controllers for Second-life Battery Energy|
|Dalhousie University||Chris White |
Dr. Lukas Swan
|Harnessing the potential of land-based Aquaculture|
by-products through the use of aerobic
|Dalhousie University||Allan Thomson |
Dr. Gordon Price
|Crop assessment system using a real-time,|
hardware-based drone image processing system to support
on-the-spot decision in agriculture
|Dalhousie University||Sabiha Antora |
Dr. Young K. Chang
|Atlantic Energy Storage||Dalhousie University||Mark Elliott |
Dr. Lukas Swan
|Enhancing horticultural production through carbon dioxide|
enrichment and heat recovery from municipal
|Dalhousie University||Weixi Shu |
Dr. Gordon Price
|Re-purposing poultry industry wastes to generate high value microbial bio-stimulants||Dalhousie University||Raphael Ofoe |
Dr. Lord Abbey
|A highly integrated processing platform to enable a remote Internet of Things node.||Dalhousie University||Ningcheng Gaoding |
Dr. Jean-Francois Bousquet
|Teacher Help: Classroom Management||Dalhousie University||Matt Orr |
Dr. Penny Corkum
|Developing a Smart Tool for Enhanced Oil Recovery Screening Based on Artificial Intelligence||Memorial University||Seyyed Masoud Seyyedattar Shoushtar |
Dr. Sohrab Zendehboudi
|Beyond processing waste of sea cucumber- cosmeceutical potential of North Atlantic sea cucumber||Memorial University||Tharindu Senadheera |
Dr. Deepika Dave
|Reconfigurable Legged Robot for Structural Inspection with Confined Spaces||Memorial University||Yaru Gu |
Dr. Ting Zou
|Passive airborne sensor platform||Queen’s University||Joshua Galler |
Dr. David Rival
|Developing Digital Brain Assessment Tools for the Home||Saint Mary’s University||Katie McKearny |
Dr. Gail Eskes
|Using drone and remote sensing technology to increase profitability and climate resilience of potato production||University of Prince Edward Island|| Stephanie Arnold |
Dr. Adam Fenech
|Enhanced thermo-photovoltaic systems with directional and spectral selectivity||York University||Nima Talebzadeh |
Dr. Paul O’Brien
Lab2Market, developed and led by Dalhousie University, Memorial University and Ryerson University, leverages the national I-INC network. I-INC is Canada’s network of innovative and entrepreneurial universities, which is focused on strengthening innovation, commercialization and entrepreneurship, moving ideas and inventions to innovation and impact, and connecting Canadian companies to the talent and ideas emerging from our universities.
I-INC accelerates the transfer of Canadian research-driven science and technology from lab-to-market and commercial application. Founded in 2014 by Ryerson University, Simon Fraser University and Ontario Tech University, the network has expanded to include 13 universities across Canada: Ryerson University, Dalhousie University, Simon Fraser University, Concordia University, Polytechnique Montréal, University of Manitoba, University of New Brunswick, McMaster University, Queen’s University, Concordia, Ontario Tech University, University of Saskatchewan, Memorial University and University of Calgary.
SOURCE Dalhousie University