Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Boosting Entrepreneurial Skills & Training: BEST in genomics ! Ottawa, 27 septembre 2011 Denis J. Garand, Ph.D., FSA-MNG, Université Laval BEST in Genomics.

Similar presentations


Presentation on theme: "Boosting Entrepreneurial Skills & Training: BEST in genomics ! Ottawa, 27 septembre 2011 Denis J. Garand, Ph.D., FSA-MNG, Université Laval BEST in Genomics."— Presentation transcript:

1 Boosting Entrepreneurial Skills & Training: BEST in genomics ! Ottawa, 27 septembre 2011 Denis J. Garand, Ph.D., FSA-MNG, Université Laval BEST in Genomics !, Sept. 27, 2011 Genome Canada / Génome Québec Entrepreneurship Education in Genomics (EEG) Program

2 Denis J. Garand Laval U. - FSA - Entrepreneurship & SME Management Diane PoulinLaval U. - FSA - Management Dept. (High-tech strategy) Maripier TremblayLaval U. - FSA - Management Dept. (Entrepreneurship) Sophie VeilleuxUQAM - ESG - Marketing Dept. (International technology) Jacques BaronetSherbrooke U. - Entrepreneurship Institute Johanne QueentonSherbrooke U. - Innovation management Catherine BeaudryPolytechnique Montreal - Maths & Industrial Engineering Roger C. Lévesque Laval U. - Institut Biologie Intégrative et Systèmes (IBIS) Michel G. Bergeron Laval U. - CHUL Research Center (CHUQ) Marc-André Sirard Laval U. - FSAA - INAF (Animal genomics) Richard Cloutier CQVB - Centre québécois de valorisation des biotechnologies Francis Beaulieu Montréal InVivo BEST in Genomics !, Sept. 27, 2011 BEST in genomics ! The best team of all ! Plus : an impressive SEAB (advisory board) of 10 members + 30 collaborators from all fields of genomics and regions in Québec and Atlantic

3 Genome Canada, Génome Québec, Université Laval. CQVB, Montréal InVivo. Private funding : ◦ BD ◦ Managium ◦ CQDM Needed co-funding : 25% … ± 300 K$ secured before June 2012 Total budget ( ) : 1.2 M $ BEST in Genomics !, Sept. 27, 2011 BEST in genomics ! Partners and funding

4 BEST in Genomics !, Sept. 27, 2011 Multiple meanings Independent work & micro- enterprise Social economy & cooperatives Intrapreneurship & spin-offs Traditional enterprise creation Entrepreneurial staff & student projects Universal definition of entrepreneurship

5 Who and where are potential entrepreneurs ? BEST in Genomics !, Sept. 27, 2011

6 BEST in genomics ! The missing link … BEST is a combination of four generic activities : – awareness – education – training – business model development However, awareness appears as one of the missing links in entrepreneurship education and venture creation / development. BEST in Genomics !, Sept. 27, 2011

7 BEST in genomics ! Objectives to foster, analyze and maximize the knowledge translation of scientific innovations into commercially relevant outputs specifically, how to create and capture value from biotech and genomics research to bring together all stakeholders (academia, public and private) in supporting these scientific entrepreneurs and their projects how to translate these discoveries into marketable applications, products, technologies, systems and processes. BEST in Genomics !, Sept. 27, 2011

8 BEST in genomics ! Means Identifying all those active, latent and potential intra- and entrepreneurs in genomics providing them with the necessary entrepreneurial skills required to succeed helping researchers and their projects by understanding the processes and players involved in commercialization optimizing the availability of expertises from all stakeholders from Québec and Atlantic (universities, research centers, UTTS/IULO, industry-led clusters, private firms) building an embedded and symbiotic entrepreneurship education profile for genomics. BEST in Genomics !, Sept. 27, 2011

9 Even if graduate students are not yet Genome Canada funded researchers, they must be included in this pilot project as they are the future candidates for such funding Fostering entrepreneurship is a long term process involving the development of an entrepreneurial culture Encoding entrepreneurship attitudes and skills within these younger cohorts of scientists will eventually impact the older groups Seniors will then face more entrepreneurial new- comers, inducing among everyone more effervescence and emulation. BEST in Genomics !, Sept. 27, 2011 BEST in genomics ! Culture enabler

10 Help scientists to realize their entrepreneurial potential, as many of them have never been aware of it, or confirm their true value as active entrepreneurs Provide the tools to develop their savoir-agir (action) Through five generic entrepreneurial competences : ◦ creativity and innovation ◦ flexibility and adaptability ◦ communication ◦ networking ◦ problem-solving BEST in Genomics !, Sept. 27, 2011 BEST in genomics ! Competences & Skills

11 BEST in genomics ! In four (4) levels Four-Level personalized approach bringing together individuals and their entrepreneurial objectives: Level 1 : Enlightening entrepreneurial awareness Level 2 : Scientific innovation and opportunity recognition Level 3 : Enhancing the value of innovations - Connecting science to industry Level 4 : Bouncing from project to commercialization BEST in Genomics !, Sept. 27, 2011

12 BEST in genomics ! Expected outcomes Develop a wider, stronger, and long-lasting basis of entrepreneurial culture for all fields of genomics. Be more proactive in increasing well-understood success factors associated with commercializing research – fundamental concepts of effective entrepreneurship - instead of waiting for those rare cases of successful genomics entrepreneurs. Expand and optimize relationships between academia and private firms in biotech and genomics. Improve and maintain short-, mid- and long-term economic outcomes in Canada. BEST in Genomics !, Sept. 27, 2011

13 BEST in genomics ! To conclude … Fostering and maintaining an entrepreneurial culture, especially among scientists and academics, is not an easy task, as it’s now missing so much. BEST in genomics! has all the drive and expertise needed to attain such objectives. Please support this 3-year pilot-project and you will be fully rewarded on the mid- and long-term. Let’s spread the entrepreneurial virus among biotech and genomics ! No cure is needed. Infection starts RIGHT NOW ! BEST in Genomics !, Sept. 27, 2011

14 BEST in genomics ! Contacts … For further information, please feel free to contact : Denis J. GARAND : (418) Université Laval : Richard CLOUTIER : (418) #209 CQVB : Francis BEAULIEU : (514) Montréal InVivo : BEST in Genomics !, Sept. 27, 2011


Download ppt "Boosting Entrepreneurial Skills & Training: BEST in genomics ! Ottawa, 27 septembre 2011 Denis J. Garand, Ph.D., FSA-MNG, Université Laval BEST in Genomics."

Similar presentations


Ads by Google