Tinker

Experiments in tinkering and thought


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University Research and Startup Commercialization – from a Graduate Student’s Perspective

My most recent area of interest has been business, entrepreneurship, and startups. My experiences have mostly been in university chemistry departments, which may or may not translate to other disciplines. Furthermore, these opinions stem mostly from my impressions more so than hard facts, but I’m always open to discussion and other perspectives.

Since I started my doctorate at Université de Montréal, my project has been aimed at moving the project to a stage that could feasibly be commercialised, in addition to the more fundamental side of the research. Though there is a small area of overlap between commercial and academic end goals, research with this dual objective can be difficult to manage. Continue reading

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