Professor Sandra Schillo will contribute to a BioFuelNet Canada (BFN) project designed to position biofuel R&D for enhanced use in policy, regulation, practice and commercialization. Dr. Schillo, a researcher in innovation and entrepreneurship, is also the founder of the research and consulting services firm Innovation Impact Inc. and the founding editor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship. She will collaborate with lead investigator Dr. Fred Pries of the University of Guelph’s Department of Business and Amy Lemay of VISTA S&T, a PhD student at the University of Toronto. The team will conduct research into the links between research activity and potential research user/receptor needs.
The project is supported by a $75,000 grant covering a two year period (November 2012 - March 2015) provided by BioFuelNet Canada, a Network of Centres of Excellence (NCE) that brings together the Canadian biofuels research community. Findings from the project are expected to enhance knowledge mobilization and contribute to a better alignment between user/receptor needs and academic research on Biofuels.