Invention to Innovation: Creating the Conditions for Impact

The following is a draft agenda for the Virtual Symposium, subject to change by symposium organizers. 

Day 1: Tuesday, August 04, 2020 (Pacific Daylight Time)

6:45 AM - 7:00 AM                        Attendee virtual arrival

7:00 AM - 7:15 AM                        Opening remarks and welcome

                                                           Prof. Andrew Petter, SFU - President and Vice-Chancellor

                                                              Dr. Elicia Maine, SFU -  Academic Director, Invention to Innovation (i2I)

                                                           Dr. Sarah Lubik, SFU - Executive Director, Charles Chang Institute for Entrepreneurship

                                                           Dr. Letizia Mortara,  R&D Management

7:15 AM - 8:15 AM                        Keynote #1: How do you build regional capabilities if you are not MIT or Stanford?

                                                          Speaker: Professor Scott Stern, MIT - Academic Entrepreneurship

8:15 AM - 9:15 AM                        Parallel Session #1  (Innovation Policy, Firm Entrepreneurial Strategy, Innovation Intermediaries)

9:15 AM - 9:25 AM                        Break

9:25 AM - 10:25 AM                      Parallel Session #2  (Innovation Policy, Firm Entrepreneurial Strategy, Innovation Intermediaries)

10:25 AM - 10:40 AM                    Creative Coffee: Guided Networking

10:40 AM - 11:25 AM                    Plenary Session:  Endowing university spin-offs pre-formation - Entrepreneurial capabilities for scientist-entrepreneurs

                                                           Speaker: Dr. Elicia Maine, SFU -  Academic Director, Invention to Innovation (i2I)

11:25 AM - 12:00 PM                    Themes from Day 1 and Best Paper Awards

                                                              Dr. Sarah Lubik, SFU - Executive Director, Charles Chang Institute for Entrepreneurship

                                                           Dr. Riccardo Fini, University of Bologna

                                                           Dr. Alberto Di Minin, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna

                                                           Dr. Yuan (Joseph) Zhou, Tsinghua University

 

Day 2: Wednesday, August 05, 2020 (Pacific Daylight Time)

7:00 AM - 7:10 AM                         R&D Management Editors - Welcome Day 2

7:10 AM - 8:20 AM                         Parallel Session #3: Ph.D. Mentoring Session (Closed Session)

8:20 AM - 8:25 AM                         Transition

8:25 AM - 9:25 AM                         Keynote #2:  Changing role of corporate research labs and universities

                                                            Speaker: Professor Ashish Arora, Duke University

9:25 AM - 9:35 AM                         Break

9:35 AM - 10:35 AM                       Parallel Session #4 (Innovation Policy, Firm Entrepreneurial Strategy, Innovation Intermediaries)

10:35 AM - 10:40 AM                     Transition

10:40 PM - 11:40 PM                      Innovation Intermediaries Panel Discussion: Unleashing the Entrepreneurial Mindset in scientist-entrepreneurs

                                                            Moderator: Dr. Sarah Lubik,  SFU - Executive Director, Charles Chang Institute for Entrepreneurship

11:40 PM - 12:00 PM                      Closing Remarks and Call to Action: Where do we go from here?

                                                            Co-Chair: Dr. Elicia Maine, SFU -  Academic Director, Invention to Innovation (i2I)

                                                            Co-Chair: Dr. Sarah Lubik, SFU - Executive Director, Charles Chang Institute for Entrepreneurship