Area: Business Development
Dr. Nav Kaur has a background in life sciences research, business development, working with technology start-ups, and retail innovation. Currently, Nav is leading a team focused on evaluating new products, services and partnerships for Canadian Tire Bank. In addition, she acts as a Strategic Advisor to the Baycrest Innovation Office, a Mentor for Hacking Health Hamilton and as a Judge for the Synapse Life Sciences Competition in Hamilton. Her previous role was in Business Innovation and Partnerships at Loblaw with a focus on retail, financial and health portfolios. Nav also held a Business Development position where she led the Fintech and Health Technologies portfolios at a funding agency called the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE). At OCE, she worked with academia, government, industry and the innovation ecosystem to develop and deliver innovation funding programs and to identify technology commercialization opportunities from start-ups and academia.
Nav was born and raised in Montreal and holds a BSc and PhD in the Life Sciences from Concordia University and the University of Montreal, respectively.
Nav is a mom of 3 and has a passion for travelling, food and staying active.