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News & Events | Articles | January 19, 2017

Innovate Calgary: Support for the Research Community

The W21C Journal Club + is proud to present:

Riya Ganguly, PhD
Intellectual Property Manager, Life Sciences, Innovate Calgary

January 19, 2017
12:00 - 12:50 pm
W21C Multi-Purpose Room
Ground Floor, TRW Building
3280 Hospital Drive NW

Presentation Summary:

Innovate Calgary is a office with a variety of different opportunities to serve and support commercialization efforts and partnerships with industry. Dr. Ganguly will present some of Innovate Calgary’s current efforts and ways the organization can support W21C and the University of Calgary research community.

Learning Objectives:

1. Discuss intellectual property protection and mechanisms to protect intellectual property.
2. Discuss about opportunities to partner with industry.
3. Highlight ways Innovate Calgary can support the University of Calgary research community.
4. Provide examples of current projects.

The W21C Journal Club+ is a self-approved group learning activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

About the Speaker:

As Intellectual Property Manager, Riya Ganguly works principally within the life sciences to support industrial sponsored research, inventions, licences, and start-ups. Riya pursued the path of Intellectual Property (IP) Manager to learn about new, innovative technologies and aid in their growth and success.Previous to Innovate Calgary, Riya worked as a Technology Manager with the University of Manitoba, where she was involved in negotiating licensing agreements with commercial partners, developing federal grant proposals for researchers and working with researchers on various projects creating new opportunities for partnership development. She also become very familiar with the patenting process and identified and protected several projects in her time at the Technology Transfer Office (TTO) in Manitoba.
Prior to joining the world of innovation and technology transfer, Riya graduated with her Master’s degree from York University where she focused on adipokines in cardiovascular disease. She then moved to Winnipeg, Manitoba to pursue her PhD work in nutraceuticals and cardiovascular disease at the University of Manitoba. Riya lectured and presented her research in many cities and countries including Barbados, the United States and Canada. She published eleven peer-reviewed scientific publications and one book chapter.