Since 2013, Innovation Makes Sense (IMS) has honoured the University of Alberta researchers, their groundbreaking technologies and the commercialization community that has helped bring their innovations from out of the lab and into the world. Hosted by TEC Edmonton (the commercialization agent for the U of A), IMS features an awards ceremony that presents awards to those researchers who successfully received a patent for their technology that year, and who successfully created a spin-off company from the university. The event showcases some of the U of A’s best and brightest innovators, and their achievements that are poised to improve our quality of life and build a strong economic future for Alberta.
On Oct. 8, 2015, TEC Edmonton honoured 16 University of Alberta researchers who had obtained patents – legal protection for their unique discoveries – through TEC Edmonton’s Technology Management team in the past year.
Patents are wonderful things. They give the inventor the “rights” to his or her invention, or, as they say in the business, […]
Incoming Alberta Minister of Innovation and Advanced Education Don Scott perhaps summed up the reason for TEC Edmonton’s “Innovation … Makes Sense” event at the University of Alberta’s Timms Centre on Tuesday, October 7, 2014.
“My young daughter asked me, ‘Daddy, what’s your new job?’ I tried to make it as simple as possible for her. […]