Biomedical Engineering Entrepreneurship Partnership Day

Friday, November 2, 2018
9:30-10:30 a.m.: Optional Lab Tours
10:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.: Conference
Student Union Building
University of Victoria

Victoria has become a hotbed of technology and innovation, including recent growth in biomedical and health related technologies. Our Biomedical Engineering program and Biomedical Research at the University of Victoria generate strong connections between university research, local business, and local health agencies. This event showcases our innovative research and industry partnerships in biomedical research occurring in Victoria and the lower mainland along with our growing entrepreneurial spirit! Join us this Fall for our Biomedical Engineering Entrepreneurship Partnership Day.

More details to follow but please register early to save your spot!

Join us for industry talks, panel discussions, a showcase of Biomedical Research projects for a chance to create new connections and spark collaborative project ideas with funding options available between researchers and industry.

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Event details

Time Event details
9:30-10:30 a.m. Optional lab tours (meet at 9:30 in Bob Wright Building Foyer). Registration required to attend lab tours.
10:30-11:00 a.m. Registration with continental breakfast (Michele Pujol Room, Student Union Building)
11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Welcome and keynote speakers
12:30-1:30 p.m. Lunch and networking
1:30-2:30 p.m. Panel: Translating Innovation from Academia to the Clinic
2:30-2:45 p.m. Coffee break
2:45-3:45 p.m. Panel: Biomedical Entrepreneurship - A World of Opportunities
3:45-5:00 p.m. Wine and cheese featuring posters

There will be a call for abstracts in the fall.

There will be a $200 cash prize for:

  1. Best layperson explanation of their work (sponsored by CBR)
  2. Most innovative research with industry-partnership potential (sponsored by RPKM)
  3. Best advanced biomedical technology or material poster (sponsored by CAMTEC)

For more information on attending, participating or sponsorship, contact Dr. Stephanie Willerth at .


Past events

Biomedical Technology Industry Partnership Day 2017

November 3, 2017
10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Student Union Building
University of Victoria

In partnership with NSERC / CRSNG. Download the 2017 conference booklet (PDF, 1.1 MB).

Steering committee:
  • Oliver Schmidtke, AVP Research
  • Aislinn Sirk, Industry Liaison Officer
  • Jody Kitts, Development Manager, Sciences, Engineering and Div. Medical Sciences
  • Amanda Malone, CSO Eupraxia Pharmaceuticals
  • Stephanie Willerth, Acting Director, CBR
  • Lindsay Frehlick, Industry Liaison Officer
  • Ash Senini, Co-op Coordinator, Biomedical and Electrical Engineering
  • Nick Dechev, Biomedical Engineering
  • Scott Phillips, President, Starfish Medical
  • Nathan Muller, Starfish Medical, Mechanical Engineer 
  • Nick Allan, BioTech Manager, Starfish Medical 
  • Alex Brolo, Director of CAMTEC
  • Henry Coll, Graduate Student, BME
  • Andrew Agbay, Graduate Student, Neuroscience, CBR
  • Ian Fraser, Undergraduate, BME 
  • Evan Moore, Undergraduate, BioDev
  • Josh Wagner, Undergraduate, BioDev 
  • Marjorie Wilder, Assistant to Director, CBR