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.

John Chiappetta
Advanced Technology Platforms Lead

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Dr. Nicole De Long (*on leave)
Industry Academic Collaboration Lead

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(289) 925 2350

Areas of Interest and Expertise: Life Sciences; Advanced Health Technologies; Intellectual Property Management; Partnerships

Padraic Foley

Director, Regional Partnerships

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(289) 684 3415

Areas of Interest and Expertise: Energy and Environmental Technologies/Clean Tech; Water and Waste Water Treatment; Material Science; Biomaterials; Nanotechnology; Intellectual Property Management; Partnerships; Licensing; Contracts


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Mandhir Kalia

Investment Lead

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(647) 545 1674

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

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Cameron Lilly

Business Development & Commercialization Manager

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(647) 620 4051

Areas of Interest and Expertise: Financial technology; Entrepreneurship and Support; Consulting; Marketing

Martin Lord

Senior Sector Manager, Automotive and Mobility Portfolio

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(416) 629 3126

Areas of Interest and Expertise: Information, Communications, Entertainment; Digital Media; 3D; Wireless; Human Machine Interfaces; Partnerships; Entrepreneur Support

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Kyle McCall

Business Development & Commercialization Manager

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(705) 626 1697

Areas of Interest and Expertise: Mining Technologies; Digital Transformation; Communication Technologies; IoT; Raising capital; Entrepreneur support; Environmental and Clean Technologies

Fernanda Navarro

Business Development and Commercialization Manager

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Amir Pahlevanpour

Business Development & Commercialization Manager

Email Amir
(519) 500-3306

Balinder Rai

Business Development Team Lead
Toronto

Email Balinder
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(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 Team Lead
Toronto

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(613) 868-4818

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

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Dan Ruby

Sector Manager, Automotive and Mobility Innovation

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(416) 799-9194

Areas of Interest and Expertise: Energy and Environmental Technologies/Clean Tech; Entrepreneurship and SME Support; Digital Media and Marketing; International Business Development; Organizational Growth and Leadership; Social Innovation; Strategic Alliance Development

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Dr. Shatha Qaqish-Clavering (*on leave)

Business Development & Commercialization Manager
Toronto

Email Dr. Shatha
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(647) 270-9926

Mandeep Singh Rehal

Business Development Manager

Email Mandeep Singh
(514) 569-2327

Dr. Jeff van Heumen

Business Development Team Lead

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(226) 235-0444

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

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Andreas Waller

Business Development & Commercialization Manager
Windsor

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(519) 996-5100

Areas of Interest and Expertise: Automotive, Transportation, Economic Development, Partnership Development, Budget & Sales Management, Marketing Strategy, Public Speaking & Presentations, Strategic & Tactical Planning, Government Relationships, Complex Sales & Negotiation and International Trade

Feiran Zhou

Business Development & Commercialization Manager

Email Feiran
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(343) 999-6972

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