Translational R&D Program

The Translational R&D Program helps graduate students explore their research through an innovation and commercialization lens. Graduate students will evaluate the potential of their research for commercialization, complete courses, and receive coaching.

This program is currently not open for applications - please check back in April 2024.

Program Details

1) Idea to Market: students will a create a product strategy, engage in ideas generation, look at product development paths, build a business case for a potential product, and design the development stage of the potential product;

2) Courses: students will take courses tailored to the development of innovation and entrepreneurial skills (e.g., BUSI 3630 New Venture Creation), and attend workshops designed for the development of professional skills (i.e., Memorial Centre for Entrepreneurship workshops). Students will need to complete at least one entrepreneurship course and one professional workshop;

3) One-on-one coaching on new venture creation.

The 100-hour program will take place over three semesters starting in the spring. Graduate students participating in the Program will receive a $4,500 fellowship.

The Translational R&D Program is part of the pilot project Supporting the Local Innovation & Entrepreneurial Ecosystem, generously supported by the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) and Mr. Mark Dobbin.