DiscoveryLab: taking it to market
This is an open forum for academics and start-ups to explore opportunities to develop and commercialize new technologies and business plans that have evolved from their ideas and research.
We offer a space for collaboration and partnering, and host quarterly events where anyone can pitch a plan to a panel of local legal, business management, marketing, financial and investment experts.
- building trust and mutual understanding to ensure sustainable and rewarding multi-party relationships in mechanism-based drug discovery,
- identifying major challenges that require innovative thinking including tackling unexploited target types,
- mapping out precompetitive spaces for open-source collaboration and harmonization of standards,
- developing fair and reasonable intellectual property strategies for progression and scalable funding,
- structuring and optimizing core activities and facilities for delivery of milestone-driven projects, and
- increasing data quality, reproducibility and decisiveness while eliminating unnecessary duplication and costs.
We welcome academic collaborators and industry partners.
DiscoveryLab was initiated by Michael Overduin and coworkers with a grant from the John R. Evans Leaders Fund awarded by the Canada Foundation for Innovation, Alberta Innovates, Department of Economic Development and Trade, and the Province of Alberta.
The funding was announced at NANUC by the Minister of Science Kirsty Duncan on March 14, 2016. The press included the CBC, Edmonton Journal and Sun, iNews, University of Alberta and Global News.
Department of Biochemistry
Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry
Funded by a John R. Evans Leaders Fund Award