The e2i program creates a new pathway for researchers to translate successful research outcomes into practical solutions. e2i fellows will engage in an eight-month experiential innovation curriculum, including mentorship from experienced entrepreneurial faculty members, hands-on workshops, guidance, and a cash allowance.

The e2i program prepares participants to develop the skills required to make an impact by evolving their research to pursue research translation, and confidently explore the commercial potential of existing research.

Course curriculum

  1. 1
    • Agenda - e2i Launch Event

    • Self Assessment - Kickoff

    • Recap - Slides

    • Recap - Video

  2. 2
    • Zoom Link - Goalsetting

    • Your Why

    • Worksheet - Your Why

    • Recap - Video

  3. 3
    • Overview

    • Zoom Link - Mitacs

  4. 4
    • Self Assessment - Intro to Validation

    • Zoom Link - Intro to Validation

    • Recap - Video

  5. 5
    • Entrepreneurial Thinking & Action in Research

  6. 6
    • Better Know the Ecosystem

  7. 7
    • Overview

    • Zoom Link - Design Thinking

    • Excercise

    • Video - Design Tinking

  8. 8
    • Zoom Link - Competitors and Alternatives

    • Worksheet

    • Competitors & Alternatives

    • Video - Competitors & Alternatives

  9. 9
    • How to Pitch

    • Slides - Academic Entrepreneur in Residence

    • Video - Academic Entrepreneur in Residence

  10. 10
    • Overview

    • Zoom - Managing Energy and Mitigating Burnout - Feb 1

  11. 11
    • Self Assessment - Deep Dive Validation

    • Zoom Link - (Optional) Deep Dive Validation

    • Worksheet - Deep Dive Validation

    • Video - Deep Dive on Validation

  12. 12
    • Zoom Link - Lean Startup

    • Video - Lean Startup Approach

    • Worksheet

  13. 13
    • Self Assessment - Innovation Models

    • Zoom Link - Innovation Models

    • Video - Innovation Models

  14. 14
    • Self Assessment - Wrap-up and Presentations

  15. 15
    • University IP Policy Overview

    • Venture Backbone

    • MITACS Accelerate Entrepreneur

    • Disciplined Enterpreneurship

    • e2i Participants

  16. 16
    • Company Creation Checklist

    • OWNR - RBC Ventures

  17. 17
    • Disciplined Entrepreneurship Step 0

    • Disciplined Entrepreneurship Step 1

    • Disciplined Entrepreneurship Step 2

    • Disciplined Entrepreneurship Step 3

    • Disciplined Entrepreneurship Step 4

    • Disciplined Entrepreneurship Step 5

    • Disciplined Entrepreneurship Step 6

    • Disciplined Entrepreneurship Step 7

    • Disciplined Entrepreneurship Step 8

    • Disciplined Entrepreneurship Step 9

    • Disciplined Entrepreneurship Step 10

    • Disciplined Entrepreneurship Step 11

    • Disciplined Entrepreneurship Step 12

    • Disciplined Entrepreneurship Step 13

    • Disciplined Entrepreneurship Step 14

    • Disciplined Entrepreneurship Step 15

    • Disciplined Entrepreneurship Step 16

    • Disciplined Entrepreneurship Step 17

    • Disciplined Entrepreneurship Step 18

    • Disciplined Entrepreneurship Step 19

    • Disciplined Entrepreneurship Step 20

    • Disciplined Entrepreneurship Step 21

    • Disciplined Entrepreneurship Step 22

    • Disciplined Entrepreneurship Step 23

    • Disciplined Entrepreneurship Step 24

  18. 18
    • TUCAN Fellows Overview

FAQs

  • Who is this program for?

    This program is for teams of two from the University of Calgary. One team member must be faculty member and other other team member must be a senior researcher (e.g. post-doc).

  • What does the course provide?

    Each team member will receive up to $5k to support the practical application of their research. A limited amount of teams will be given a paid intern. A limited number of teams will be supported in their application to MITACS.