Scientific Entrepreneurship: Taking Labs results to market. Understanding the process, Assessing Markets and Securing Funding

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Unlock the potential of scientific entrepreneurship with Senior IEEE member Marc Perron as he bridges the gap between academia research and industry. In this succinct 30-minute presentation, Marc delves into the essentials of navigating the technology transfer and deep tech entrepreneurship landscape, comprising three key components:

Process: Understand and sidestep common obstacles hindering technology transfer success. Marc provides actionable strategies to navigate through these challenges effectively.

Assessing Market Viability: Gain insights into evaluating the market potential of your ideas. Marc equips you with discerning methodologies to determine the feasibility and success of your business projects in real-world scenarios

Securing Funding: Explore the critical connection between research innovation and funding business opportunities. Marc illuminates pathways to secure essential financial support for your endeavors.

Concluding the presentation is a 15-minute Q&A session, offering a platform to clarify concepts and glean additional insights into the reality of creating a business from technologies coming from a R&D lab. By the end of this session, attendees will be well-prepared to consider scientific entrepreneurship as a viable alternative to traditional career paths, armed with more knowledge and confidence to embark on their entrepreneurial journey successfully.

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  • Date: 12 Apr 2024
  • Time: 09:30 AM to 10:30 AM
  • All times are (UTC-10:00) Hawaii
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  • Starts 27 February 2024 12:00 AM
  • Ends 12 April 2024 12:00 AM
  • All times are (UTC-10:00) Hawaii
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Marc Perron, ing., Ph.D., senior IEEE Marc Perron, ing., Ph.D., senior IEEE


MARC PERRON (M’01–SM’08) was born in Chicoutimi (Québec), Canada in 1978. He received the B. Ing and M. Sc.A. degrees in electrical engineering from Université de Sherbrooke in 2001 and 2004 and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Université Laval in 2008. Since 2006, he has worked as a business consultant in commercialization of technologies coming from research institutions in the field of electronics like EV charging stations, medical devices, industrial lasers, consumer products and many others. Dr. Perron is a Member of Ordre des Ingénieurs du Québec since 2001 and has been involved with IEEE Industrial Electronics Society since 2008 as a member of the Electronic System-on-Chip technical committee, the Industry Activity Committee and as Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Industrial Electronics Technology Transfer News (IETTN) publication from 2016 to 2020. He is now a member of the IEEE Industry Engagement Committee and Chair of IEEE Quebec City Section (Region 7).