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Genomics Research Entrepreneurship to Accelerate Translation (GREAT)

  • Project Leaders: Angus Livingstone, Daniel Muzyka
  • Institutions: University of British Columbia (UBC)
  • Budget: $979966
  • Program/Competition: Entrepreneurship Education in Genomics Program
  • Genome Centre(s): Genome Canada
  • Status: Closed

The GREAT project leveraged the joint strengths of The University of British Columbia’s (UBC) University-Industry Liaison Office (UILO) and Sauder School of Business and assembled a network of entrepreneurial expertise for knowledge sharing between commercialization experts, students, researchers, end-users and stakeholders in the natural resource sector.
Through active consultation with research partners, end users, stakeholders and commercialization experts, a Knowledge Network of entrepreneurial expertise was assembled which devised and instructed an innovative curriculum that significantly extended traditional technology transfer training into the areas of engaged research, validation, business development and innovation adoption. End-user and stakeholder communities were engaged in the education process, including 25 internships involving 10 partner projects, ensuring broad access to the benefits of genomic innovations. Students of science and business schools had the opportunity to identify ways in which their respective disciplines might better work together to bolster intended project outcomes.