Mini Networking Night on Tech Transfer and Scientific Commercialization

Event details
Date: Tuesday, October 25th, 2016
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: 2nd floor of Prenup Pub (191 College St, Toronto), near Queen’s Park Subway Station
Event program
6:00 – 6:10 p.m. Registration
6:10 – 6:20 p.m. Welcome remarks & Guest introduction
6:20 – 7:20 p.m. Structured Networking (students are organized into groups, which rotate every 20 minutes)
7:20 – 8:00 p.m. Open Networking
*Appetizers & cash bar are provided.
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Very limited space available. Registered individuals who do not show up will be prevented from registering for future events.

The Mini Networking Series is free for all students, post-docs and other research trainees at the University of Toronto or the affiliated research institutions. External participants must pay a $5 fee to register.

Have more questions about registration? Visit our FAQ page.


Bharti Ranavaya, PhD

Business Development and Commercialization Lead, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre

Business Development and Commercialization Lead, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre

Bharti has over 9 years of experience, working for both University and Hospital led institutes, in commercializing innovations from the research forum to the market via either licensing or the formation of spin-out companies.

Shobha Ramsubir, PhD

Senior Manager of Business Development, Ontario Genomics

Shobha earned a PhD from the Department of Medical Biophysics at the University of Toronto where she worked on developing a gene therapy approach for lysosomal storage diseases. Prior to this, she attended the University of Guelph where she completed an Honors Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology and Genetics.

Shobha began her career as an Account Manager for Vancouver-based, StemCell Technologies, one of the largest Canadian biotechs. In this role, she worked in both the US and Canada to providing sales and technical support to academic and industry clients. She currently works as a Senior Manager on the Business Development team at Ontario Genomics. In this role, she engages with industry to understand their business needs and promotes the use of genomics innovations to solve their challenges.

Vishan Sivagnanam, MSc

SickKids Industry Partnerships and Commercialization

Irja Donaghue, PhD, CCRM 

Commercialization Analyst, Centre for Commercialization of Regenerative Medicine

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