Accelera Program

Accelera Program 2016/17

Tuesdays (second of the month), 9:00 – 10:00am
Health Innovation Hub
263 McCaul St, first floor

The Accelera Program is a round table discussion group led by an industry or academic facilitator on topics that are central to the issues and challenges faced by very early stage start ups within the academic/hospital research environment. This is the third year that the program is running; it was piloted within UHN’s Techna and has expanded to include the H2i client cluster.

Each session is a one-hour discussion focused on a single topic. The topic will be introduced in the first 10 minutes by the facilitator and then attendees get a chance to raise their questions or present their experience on the topic to their peers, such that a peer to peer learning experience is facilitated. Space is limited to 20 participants, priority given to H2i clients.  Continental breakfast is provided.

Register for the Accelera Program here

Weekly Schedule

Date Facilitator Topic
11-Oct-16 Paul Santerre When and how to file an invention disclosure at UHN and UofT
8-Nov-16 Joseph Ferenbok Managing Intellectual Property (IP)
13-Dec-16 Paul Santerre Applying for industry partnership research grants
10-Jan-17 Joseph Ferenbok Mentorship and finding collaborators in the invention startup phase
14-Feb-17 Joseph Ferenbok UofT programs for entrepreneurs
14-Mar-17 Andris Lauris Establishing industrial relationships
11-Apr-17 Harold Wodlinger
Wodlinger Consulting
Steps to launching a spinoff
9-May-17 Lily Lam
Ontario Centres of Excellence
Funding for startups
13-Jun-17 Frank Shannon (Vice-President Regulatory, Interface Biologics) Regulatory requirements for medical devices