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Ontario Centre of Innovation

Business Development and Commercialization Contacts

Ontario Centre of Innovation (OCI) operates throughout Ontario, working in close collaboration with Regional and Sectoral Innovation Networks. Our team of highly qualified Business Development and Commercialization Directors and Managers are available to help connect Ontario-based industry to research expertise in Ontario universities, colleges and research hospitals.

There is an OCI Business Development and Commercialization specialist near you. Consult our directory below to contact someone in your area.

Dr. Jeff van Heumen

Assistant Vice-President, Business Development

Email Jeff: JVanHeumen(at)oc-innovation(dot)ca
Connect on LinkedIn
(226) 235-0444

Areas of Interest and Expertise: Materials and Materials processing; Chemical processes; Mechanical design and machining; Automotive; Entrepreneurship

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Dr. Philippa King

Assistant Vice President, Strategic Programs

Email Philippa: PKing(at)oc-innovation(dot)ca
Connect on LinkedIn
(613) 293 6440

Jennifer Moles

Director R&D Collaboration Commercialization

Email Jennifer: JMoles(at)oc-innovation(dot)ca
Connect on LinkedIn
(416) 803 9426

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Alex Carlone

Business Development Team Coordinator

Email Alex: ACarlone(at)oc-innovation(dot)ca
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Patrick Farrer

Business Development and Commercialization Manager

Email Patrick: PFarrer(at)oc-innovation(dot)ca
Connect on LinkedIn

(519) 897 1730

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John George

Sector Manager, Electric Vehicles

Email John: JGeorge(at)oc-innovation(dot)ca
Connect on LinkedIn
(519) 729 7838

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Dr. Michael R. Jones

Business Development and Commercialization Manager

Email Michael: MJones(at)oc-innovation(dot)ca
Connect on LinkedIn
(437) 213 3931

Areas of Interest and Expertise: Life Sciences and Health

Mandhir Kalia

Investment Lead

Email Mandhir: MKalia(at)oc-innovation(dot)ca
Connect on LinkedIn
(647) 545 1674

Areas of Interest and Expertise:
CleanTech; Small Business Management; Entrepreneur Support; Nanotechnology; Renewable Energy

See a successful project led by Mandhir Kalia

Robert McMillan

Digital Adoption Advisor

Email Robert: Rmcmillan(at)oc-innovation(dot)ca
Connect on LinkedIn
(
416) 912 2097

Fernanda Navarro

Business Development and Commercialization Manager

Email Fernanda: FNavarro(at)oc-innovation(dot)ca
Connect on LinkedIn
(437) 833 0846

Dr. Amir Pahlevanpour

Business Development and Commercialization Manager

Email Amir: APahlevanpour(at)oc-innovation(dot)ca
Connect on LinkedIn
(519) 500-3306

Balinder Rai

Business Development Lead

Email Balinder: BRai(at)oc-innovation(dot)ca
Connect on LinkedIn
(647) 254-0657

Areas of Interest and Expertise: Energy and Environmental Technologies / Clean Tech; Brownfield Remediation; Water & Wastewater Treatment; Waste Management; Sustainable Communities; Social Innovation

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Chris Ritchie

Business Development Lead

Email Chris: CRitchie(at)oc-innovation(dot)ca
Connect on LinkedIn
(613) 868-4818

Areas of Interest and Expertise: Contracts, Licensing; Intellectual Property Management; Small Business Management

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Mandeep Singh Rehal

Business Development and Commercialization Manager

Email Mandeep Singh: MSRehal(at)oc-innovation(dot)ca
Connect on LinkedIn
(514) 569-2327

Feiran Zhou

Business Development and Commercialization Manager

Email Feiran: FZhou(at)oc-innovation(dot)ca
Connect on LinkedIn
(343) 999-6972

Areas of Interest and Expertise: Female Entrepreneurship; Global Partnership; Venture Capital; Smart City Innovation; Eco-Innovation

Cher Powers

Business Development and Commercialization Manager

Email Cher: cpowers(at)oc-innovation(dot)ca
Connect on LinkedIn

Areas of Interest and Expertise: Building strong relationships and partnerships, sustainable development, climate tech, operations management.

Emille Rodrigues

Business Development and Commercialization Manager

Email Emille: erodrigues(at)oc-innovation(dot)ca
Connect on LinkedIn

Areas of Interest: Life Sciences and Health Sciences, Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials, Venture Capital, Entrepreneurship

Sidhant Sakhuja

Business Development and Commercialization Manager

Email Sidhant: ssakhuja(at)oc-innovation(dot)ca
Connect on LinkedIn

Areas of Interest: Automotive Engineering and Development, Advanced Manufacturing, Cleantech, Supply Chain, and Venture Capital

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