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Graduate Certificate in Science and Technology Commercialization

February 01, 2017

The SFU Beedie School of Business Graduate Certificate in Science and Technology Commercialization is open to graduate students, post-doctoral students, faculty and recent alumni of both SFU and UBC graduate programs in science, engineering, health and environmental sciences. 

Participants will study part-time over 12 months, with classes held one evening a week at SFU's Segal Graduate School of Business in downtown Vancouver. Applications for the Certificate are now open for the September 2017 intake.

The Program

With your peers, you will learn skills such as: 

  • opportunity assessment
  • market prioritization
  • innovation management
  • profiting from uncertainty
  • finance
  • leadership
  • and how to commercialize

Students work one-on-one with a faculty advisor in drawing together opportunity identification, value proposition, value creation, industry attractiveness, business model, financials, development plan, competitor analysis, partnership strategy, and commercialization strategy. Students will come away with a validated business model and professional business plan for commercialization of the product, service, invention or innovation.

The Students

SFU PhD student Benjamin Britton is CEO of Ionomr, a venture of the Holdcroft Lab at SFU that promises to revolutionize the field of membrane electrolysis with an anion-exchange membrane that is stronger, more versatile and stable than any other membrane on the market.

Find out more about Ben's experience in the program. 

Cost and Scholarships

Program cost is approximately $10,000 (not including fees and materials). Scholarships are available - deadline to apply is June 30. To learn more information, please contact Erika Hasenkox at

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