McMaster’s research and innovation community gather to celebrate McMaster Entrepreneurship Week
McMaster researchers and aspiring entrepreneurs gathered to celebrate McMaster Entrepreneurship Week at the Commercializing Your Research Drop-In – hosted by the Office of the Vice-President, Research and the McMaster Industry Liaison Office (MILO).
Over 50 members of McMaster’s research and innovation community attended the drop-in, including several McMaster Seed Fund winners, investors from Canada and abroad, innovation leaders from across the faculties, and students and researchers seeking commercialization support.
Attendees had the opportunity to connect with investors, discuss research commercialization pathways and best practices, meet members of successful McMaster startup companies and get support from MILO’s business development experts.
Leyla Soleymani, Associate Vice-President, Research (Commercialization & Entrepreneurship), says the drop-in gave attendees a chance to share their innovative ideas and successes, while learning more about the variety of entrepreneurship resources available to the McMaster community.
“We were delighted to celebrate McMaster’s entrepreneurship ecosystem and connect with students, researchers, mentors, and investors in this space. The impactful work of this community drives social and economic benefits in the Hamilton region and beyond. Thank you to everyone who dropped by and shared their stories and advice,” she says.
McMaster has a wide selection of resources designed to help faculty and students turn their innovative ideas into a reality – including those offered by the McMaster Industry Liaison Office.
MILO supports researchers’ commercialization endeavors by facilitating collaborative research with industry partners and helping entrepreneurs transfer their inventions to the market.Research Announcements