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Communicating the Future: Engaging the Public in Basic Science

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This virtual conference will explore the unique characteristics of the relationship between the public and basic research, drawing from the experience and expertise of our colleagues in the science and science communication communities. Communicating the Future: Engaging the Public in Basic Science will explore why the public and basic science should be connected and what current communication and engagement efforts are taking place, including the challenges and opportunities in this work. 

IP Strategy and Commercialization

IP Strategy: Are you looking to get the most out of everything your company produces, including your products and the innovations that make them possible? Are you looking to enter international markets? Developing an intellectual property (IP) strategy will help you strategically grow your business and maximize the value of your IP. This seminar will outline what to consider when developing your IP strategy in order to help you extract value from your IP, protect your business from competitors, gain a competitive advantage, or take your business abroad.

Gryphon's LAAIR Pitch Competition

Join us online as five founders present their world changing technologies for the first time! Attendees will be inspired by the U of G innovators who are building world changing technologies. This interactive event will give attendees an opportunity to start conversations, network with agri-food professionals and business leaders and explore partnerships that have mutual benefit. More details and to register.

Advantage Workshop: Designing Your Value Proposition

This workshop introduces U of G research teams to tools that will clearly communicate the potential impact of their work and enable them to write value-focused grant applications. Teams will also discover how clear communication and persuasive value propositions can mobilize teams and external partners more successfully. You will:

Advantage Workshop: Intellectual Property (IP) Essentials

Useful for researchers at all career stages, this workshop helps inventors and creatives understand the options they have to maximize the financial potential of their work. Insights on current Canadian and international IP law as well as University of Guelph services and rules will be discussed. This session includes time for a robust question and answer period. In this FREE online workshop, UofG research teams will:

Skills for Research Impact: Evaluating KTT Activities

When all is said and done, how do you know it worked? Go beyond the anecdote and learn to use evaluation techniques to assess the impact of your knowledge mobilization efforts. By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

Perfecting Your Pitch

Presented by: Frank Erschen, Angel Investor & Pitch Coach Frank Erschen’s experience, results and passion for helping entrepreneurs define and refine their pitch has earned him the praise ‘Canada’s best pitch coach’ and ‘the startup whisperer’. He’s active in the start-up and investment scene across Canada, adding his unique insights and ‘Artful Science of Pitching®’ method to training programs, investment funds, and individual companies.

Skills for Research Impact: KTT Strategies and Dissemination

How do you share your research with non-academic audiences? Learn about a number of potential mechanisms you can use for knowledge mobilization, discover how to choose a mechanism that’s appropriate for your audience, and take a deep dive into several popular mechanisms for dissemination, including social media, research summaries, infographics, and media.  By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

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