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.

Applications for the 2024-2025 cohort have now closed. 


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 project Supporting the Local Innovation & Entrepreneurial Ecosystem, generously supported by the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador - The Department of Innovation, Energy, and Technology and Mr. Mark Dobbin.