John Wilson: University of Calgary

University of Calgary is the number one Canadian institution for startup creation, according to Autm’s 2020 ranking and it’s achieved that through a range of fascinating initiatives, like its clinical trial design programme.

John Wilson, chief executive of Innovate Calgary, tells us more about that programme on this episode, and also delves into why Calgary, whose economy has been built on fossil fuels, is uniquely placed to put carbon emissions back into the ground.

He also tells us about UCeed, the largest university-based fund of its kind in Canada, ponders why it’s been such a challenge to recruit tech transfer practitioners as of late and looks back on his own career in tech transfer that started at Oxford University Innovation.

“Funk Game Loop” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

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