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SPECIAL ADVISOR ON INNOVATION TO THE VICE-PRESIDENT RESEARCH, SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY

Dr. Elicia Maine

Dr. Elicia Maine is the W.J. VanDusen Professor of Innovation & Entrepreneurship at the Beedie School of Business, Academic Director of the Invention to Innovation (i2I) Program, and Special Advisor on Innovation to the VPRI at Simon Fraser University. Within the SFU VPRI, she has oversight of the SFU Innovates strategy, including the new TLO.

Her research interests are in technological innovation, science & technology entrepreneurship, and the translation of inventions from university research labs. Professor Maine was the founding educational coordinator for New Ventures BC, was awarded the 2017 TD/Canada Trust Distinguished Teaching Award, and was recognized as one of BC’s Most Influential Women 2018: STEM Stars. She serves on the Boards of Directors of the Foresight Cleantech Accelerator, the Composites Knowledge Network and Innovate BC, and is actively involved in innovation initiatives and in mentoring scientist-entrepreneurs.

An interdisciplinary scholar and engaged educator, she holds a PhD in Technology Management & Materials Engineering from the University of Cambridge, Master’s degrees in Technology & Policy and Materials Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a BSc in Materials Engineering from Queen’s University.  Professor Maine has published her innovation management research in Research Policy, R&D Management, Research-Technology Management, Technovation, Journal of Engineering and Technology Management, Nature Nanotechnology and Nature Materials.