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South Africa's Delegation

Telfer School professors shared their perspectives on innovation management with a South African delegation led by Dr. Phil Mjwara, Director-General of South Africa’s Science & Technology Department on September 13.

Following an introduction by Dean François Julien, Tom Brzustowski, RBC Financial Group Professor in the Commercialization of Innovation, provided an overview of innovation in Canada and the role of the universities.

Tyler Chamberlin highlighted the local dimension of commercialization and the ability of regions to adapt to changes in the international marketplace.

Margaret Dalziel examined how best to measure the impacts of government investments in innovation.

Joe Irvine, Director of the Technology Transfer and Business Enterprise (TTBE) office at the University of Ottawa, discussed the work of his team in advancing strategic partnerships that create value.

The South African delegation was in Ottawa as part of a study tour examining technology commercialization, innovation management and intellectual property management in Canada.

Photo: Viviana Fernandez, Research Facilitator, Phil Mjwara, Director-General of South Africa’s Science & Technology Department (DST), Professor Tom Brzustowski, Mmapitso Mokotedi of DST and Dean François Julien.


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