Identification and Evaluation of Exemplary Practices of Initiatives for the Commercialization of Innovation

The project aims to improve The Centre of Excellence for Commercialization of Research (CCR)’s business model and develop potential practices that would further help Canadian companies in commercialization. In this project the intern will identify the most effective practices including those as may generalize to improve the partner organization’s commercialization model. The project aims to classify programs and services which are related to CCR’s objective of having exemplary commercialization practices. The intern will focus on interviewing related Canadian organization as well as similar organizations in USA, Europe, and the rest of the world and conducting firm-lead surveys to uncover best practices. Upon completion of the research, the intern will present the findings to CCR and highlight which exemplary practices CCR may wish to consider adopting in the future. The benefits for the partner organization include improvement in the efficiency when cooperating with high growth Canadian business and measurement of successful outcomes of commercialization.

Faculty Supervisor:

Dr. Michelle Alexopoulous


Yifan Wang


Centre of Excellence for Commercialization of Research




Finance, insurance and business


University of Toronto



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