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Jonathan Linton, Associate Professor and Power Corporation Professor in the Management of Technological Enterprises at the Telfer School of Management has received important grants from two granting councils. The first one is a $76,100 grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) for his research program entitled Using Real Options to Gain Insights into the Assessment and Management of Research.

This research program will develop insights into assessing and valuing publicly and privately funded research; and into managing research programs and portfolios of research. It will also create a better understanding of the under-use and overuse of patent protection for technology transfer and commercialization of research, resulting in guidelines for better managing intellectual property. The program focuses on the operationalization, application, and implications of exotic real options techniques to the assessment and management of R&D and research policy/program development.

Dr. Linton also received $105,000 from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) for the research project Using Direct Kernel Methods to Accelerate Process Improvement with New and Emerging Technologies Within and Across Supply Chains.

This research develops a software infrastructure for manufacturing and supply chain operations to assist in increasing yields, output and flexibility while reducing the time and cost necessary to obtain a deeper level understanding. This is critical to maintaining global competitiveness with existing and emerging manufacturing technologies and processes.

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