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
    • Welcome to the course

    • Program Support

    • Program Format & Calendar

    • Self Assessment - Kickoff

    • Self Assessment - Midpoint

    • Building Content

    • University IP Policy Overview

    • Self Assessment - Endpoint

  2. 2
    • DISCIPLINED ENTREPRENEURSHIP

    • Venture Backbone + Preferred Suppliers

    • Venture Creation Links We Love

    • Readiness Courses

  3. 3
    • Workshop Goals + Info: Researchers ARE Entrepreneurial Thinkers

    • Resources

    • Action + Extension

    • Workshop Feedback Survey + Attendance

  4. 4
    • Workshop Goals + Info: Introduction to Innovation

    • Resources

    • Workshop Feedback Survey + Attendance

  5. 5
    • Series Goals + Info: Design Thinking

    • Resources - Design Thinking Intro (#1)

    • Action + Extension - Design Thinking Intro (#1)

    • Design Thinking Intro with Dr. Barry Wylant (Recording from 2021)

    • Workshop Feedback Survey + Attendance - Design Thinking Intro (#1)

    • Workshop Feedback Survey + Attendance - Design Thinking (#2) w/ Adam (AEIR)

    • Workshop Feedback Survey + Attendance - Design Thinking (#3) (AEIR)

    • Workshop Feedback Survey + Attendance - Design Thinking (#4) (AEIR)

    • Workshop Feedback Survey + Attendance - Design Thinking (#5) (AEIR)

  6. 6
    • Workshop Goals + Info: (Elevator) Pitch Perfect

    • Resources

    • Action + Extension

    • Key Session Learning

  7. 7
    • Workshop Goals + Info: Pathways to Invention

    • Resources

    • Action + Extension

    • Key Workshop Learning

  8. 8
    • Workshop Goals + Info: Design Thinking

    • Resources

    • Workshop Feedback Survey + Attendance

  9. 9
    • Session Goals + Info: Customer Discovery & Market Intelligence

    • Resources

    • Action + Extension

    • Key Session Learning

FAQs

  • Who is this program for?

    This program is for teams of two from the University of Calgary. Applicants are senior researchers (e.g., postdocs, research associates or graduate students) who pair up with a faculty member.

  • What does the course provide?

    The e2i program creates a new pathway for researchers to translate successful research outcomes into practical solutions. Trainees will engage in this experiential innovation curriculum. They may also leverage one-on-on support from Academic Entrepreneurs in Residence + support with MITACS applications + support bringing on additional talent + access to a broad community of inspiring colleagues