Friday, February 23, 2018

Register for Tuesday, March 27 lecture focusing on how to bring innovative ideas to the marketplace

Learn about the front end of innovation and methodologies entrepreneurs can use to successfully bring new technologies to the marketplace at the upcoming Technically Speaking lecture entitled "Lowering Risk in Early-Stage Technology Commercialization."
Bring your innovative ideas to the marketplace!

Commercializing early-stage technologies is fraught with uncertainty and risk. Learn about the front end of innovation and methodologies entrepreneurs can use to successfully bring new technologies to the marketplace.

Guest speaker Andrew Maxwell will discuss a multi-stage, creative problem-solving approach that uses a novel series of diagnostic tools deployed in parallel with the technology development process itself.

Technically Speaking: Lowering Risk in Early Stage Technology Commercialization 
Presented by Andrew Maxwell
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
5:30-7:30 p.m.
McNamara Alumni Center, Johnson Great Room

Space is limited. Reserve your complimentary seat now!

The event is free and open to all CSE students and faculty, and their guests.

About the speaker:

Dr. Andrew Maxwell earned his Ph.D. in the Management of Technology from the University of Waterloo in 2011, winning the Academy of Management’s Heizer Award for research excellence. Prior to this, he earned an MBA at London Business School and a B.Sc. (Eng.) in Electrical Engineering from Imperial College London. Following his career as a senior manager in multinational technology companies, Maxwell co-founded four technologies companies before joining the University of Toronto’s Innovation Foundation, where he created their first technology accelerator – the Exceler@tor. He has been chief innovation officer at the Canadian Innovation Centre for 10 years, developing and delivering innovative and entrepreneurial programs (such as VentureStart for FedDev/RIC and InnoGate for IRAP).

Maxwell's current research focuses on technology commercialization and transforming innovation rates in large organizations. His research examines the behavioral aspects of technology innovation, specifically the formation of new business and entrepreneurial relationships. He is an innovation subject-matter expert for the Industrial Research Institute (Washington) and the Innovators’ Alliance (Toronto). He is a field editor for the Journal of Business Venturing, where he pioneers new approaches to translational research through multimedia. He has won several teaching awards, authored numerous journal and industry articles and spoken at global academic and industry conferences on the topic of innovation. He is also an expert instructor for the International Association of Innovation Professionals.

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