Technology Transfer Society
Annual Meeting

Toronto, September 26-28, 2019

Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy


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Thursday, September 26

Library at the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy
315 Bloor Street West

6:00-8:00PM     Welcome Reception

Remarks: David Wolfe
Co-Director, Innovation Policy Lab, Munk School of Global Affairs Policy
Professor, Political Science, University of Toronto Mississauga

Friday, September 27

Campbell Conference Facility (CCF)
Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy
1 Devonshire Place

8:30AM               Registration

9:00AM               Welcome Remarks

Vivek Goel
Vice-President, Research and Innovation, and Strategic Initiatives
University of Toronto

Shiri M. Breznitz
Innovation Policy Lab, Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy
University of Toronto

9:30AM                Keynote Address – Data in the Service of Policy

Kaye Husbands Fealing
Chair and Professor, School of Public Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology

Chair: David Wolfe
Co-Director, Innovation Policy Lab, Munk School of Global Affairs Policy
Professor, Political Science, University of Toronto Mississauga

10:45AM              Break

11:00AM              Parallel Sessions 

Session 1.1
Room: CCF, 1 Devonshire Place
Chair: Albert N. Link

Deep offshore exploration and production with state-owned oil companies: Comparing Petrobras and Pemex
Scott McKnight

The role of research funding in African innovation policy
Leila Tahmooresnejad, Catherine Beaudry

The fountain of knowledge: An epistemological perspective on the growth of U.S. SBIR-funded firms
David B. Audretsch, Albert N. Link

Collaboration in times of connectivity
Majlinda Zhegu, Ingela Sölvell

Metrics framework for evaluating technology transfer of federally-funded research
Vanessa Peña, Christian Dobbins, James Mandelbaum


Session 1.2
Room: 108N, 1 Devonshire Place
Chair: Christopher S. Hayter

Use me when you need me: Firms’ co-creation output with universities and the economic cycle
Ana María Gómez-Aguayo, Joaquín M. Azagra-Caro

Aligning scientific impact and societal relevance: The roles of academic engagement and interdisciplinary research
Pablo D’Este, Irene Ramos-Vielba, Nicolas Robinson-Garcia

Multinational companies and industrial inventors’ interactions with international universities
Claudio Fassio, Aldo Geuna, Federica Rossi

Examining public perception of the university-industry collaboration research by a split-run test: Pitfalls in academic technology transfer policy
Tohru Yoshioka-Kobayashi, Makiko Takahashi


Session 1.3
Room: 208N, 1 Devonshire Place
Chair: Phil Shapira

Limiting innovation? Patenting impacts following the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Alice Corp. versus CLS Bank
Jesse Frumkin, Nicholas A. Pairolero, Asrat Tesfayesus, Andrew A. Toole

Patent technological diversity and pendency time
Kejia Zhu, Yaohan Li, Shavin Malhotra

To patent or not to patent: Open innovation mechanisms within an emerging personalized medicine innovation ecosystem
Andrew Park, Elicia Maine


Session 1.4
Room: Board Room, 315 Bloor Street West
Chair: Dan Breznitz

Counterfeits: An empirical analysis of economic performance and innovative activities of affected companies
Vincenzo Butticè, Federico Caviggioli, Chiara Franzoni, Giuseppe Scellato, Nikolaus Thumm

The role of patents under different institutional frameworks: A historical perspective
Patrick Llerena, Françoise OlivierUtard, Véronique Schaeffer

How important are patents in the decision to scale up and commercialize Canadian innovations?
Nancy Gallini, Aidan Hollis

12:30PM              Lunch – Lounge, Campbell Conference Facility

1:45PM                 Keynote Address – Fostering High-Risk, High-Gain Research

Chiara Franzoni
Associate Professor, School of Management & Director of the Master in Innovation & Entrepreneurship, MIP-Graduate School of Business

Chair: Dan Breznitz
Co-Director, Innovation Policy Lab & Munk Chair of Innovation Studies, Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy

3:00PM              Break

3:15PM                Parallel Sessions 2

Session 2.1
Room: CCF, 1 Devonshire Place
Chair: Chiara Marzocchi

Does governmental support help Canadian firms surmount obstacles to innovation and be more innovative?
Catherine Beaudry, Charles Bérubé

The impact of I-Corps on academic entrepreneurship
Jan Youtie, Seokkyun Woo, Seokbeom Kwon

Novel data uses for innovation research: Analyzing websites of small and medium-sized manufacturers in Cana46
Sandra Schillo, Louise Earl

Innovation and societal strategies of SMEs in emerging technologies: Insights from business websites
Philip Shapira, Fatemeh Salehi, Abdullah Gök


Session 2.2
Room: 108N, 1 Devonshire Place
Chair: Pablo D’Este

The emergence of the software outsourcing industry in Ukraine: Past developments and future outlook
Anwar Aridi, Christopher S. Hayter

The Return on Investment initiative of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Courtney Silverthorn, Christopher S. Hayter

Estimation of indirect effects of technological platforms as technology transfer tool: The impact of French Technological Research Institutes on non- beneficiary SMEs performance
Ruben Fotso

The Alacrity Accelerator Network: An innovative Canadian accelerator model
Ben Spigel, David A. Wolfe


Session 2.3
Chair: Amos Zehavi
Room: 208N, 1 Devonshire Place

Foreign direct investment, technological advancement, and absorptive capacity: A network analysis
Nasrin Sultana, Ekaterina Turkina

Technological catch-up by procurement for big science facilities: The case of Korean firms in nuclear fusion research
Ki-Seok Kwon, Cornelia Lawson, Ara Cho

The adoption patterns of advanced and digital technologies in Canada
Georges Hage, Catherine Beaudry, Pierre Therrien


Session 2.4
Chair: Shiri Breznitz
Room: Board Room, 315 Bloor Street, West

Global versus local star inventors: Human capital and firm innovation activities
Daniele Battaglia, Federico Caviggioli, Antonio De Marco

Suppliers’ ability to influence innovation of multinational automobile producers
Ana Hafner, Dolores Modic

Knowledge production and spillovers of academic R&D contests
Koichiro Okamura

Creating high-potential alumni entrepreneurs: The imprinting effect of student work terms
Margaret Dalziel, Nada Basir

4:45PM                Parallel Sessions Conclude

6:30PM              Conference Dinner

Location: Seeley Hall, Trinity College
University of Toronto
6 Hoskins Street, Toronto ON M5S 1H8

8:30PM              Conference Dinner Concludes

Saturday, September 28

Campbell Conference Facility (CCF)
Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy
1 Devonshire Place

9:00AM                Keynote Address -Social Innovators as Agents of Technology Transfer

Yuko Aoyama
Dean of Research & Graduate Studies, Office of Academic Affairs, Clark University

Chair: Shiri Breznitz
Associate Professor, Innovation Policy Lab, Munk School of Global Affairs Policy
Professor, Political Science, University of Toronto

10:15AM              Break

10:30AM             Parallel Sessions 3

Session 3.1
Room: CCF, 1 Devonshire Place
Chair: Jan Youtie

The locus of innovation and entrepreneurship on university campuses: (How) Does it matter?
Peter T. Gianiodis, Tobin Turner, Gage Giunta

Entrepreneurship education and firm formation
Shiri M. Breznitz, Qiantao Zhang

Entrepreneurship education in Canadian HE: Progression of an academic movement
Donna Heslin, Creso Sá

Graduate start-ups in the regional contexts: Territorial dynamics for anchoring talent
Fumi Kitagawa, Chiara Marzocchi, Mabel Sanchez-Barrioluengo, Elvira Uyarra

Research opportunities considering student entrepreneurship in university eco- systems
Simon Mosey, Paul Kirkham


Session 3.2
Chair: Aldo Geuna
Room: 108N, 1 Devonshire Place

Do universities generate bi-directional effects in emerging economies’ innovation ecosystems?
Paola Rücker Schaeffer, Bruno Brandão Fischer, Maribel Guerrero

University-industry collaboration and regional innovation: Does university research quality matter?
Kwadwo Atta-Owusu, Rune Dahl Fitjar, Andrés Rodríguez-Pose

University-industry interactions from proximity lenses: Reflections from Norway
Utku Ali Riza Alpaydin, Rune Dahl Fitjar

Knowledge flows between universities and industry: The impact of distance, technology compatibility and ability to diffuse knowledge
Nivedita Mukherji, Jonathan Silberman


Session 3.3
Chair: Catherine Beaudry
Room: B019, 315 Bloor Street West

Negotiated settlements among stakeholders: Creating capacity to confront disruption
Anita M. McGahan, James Shaw, Payal Agarwal

Do collaboration lead to more innovative ideas?
Rune Dahl Fitjar, Nina Hjertvikrem, Yuko Onozaka

Bolstering the capacity to innovate at Canadian post-secondary institutions through research infrastructure funding
Stéphane Mercure, Patrick MacGuire, Laura Hillier

Public support of technology development in small firms: North Carolina’s Matching SBIR/STTR Grant Program
John Hardin, David Kaiser, Albert N. Link


Session 3.4
Chair: Shauna Brail
Room: Board Room, 315 Bloor Street, West

Endowing university spin-offs pre-formation: Entrepreneurial capabilities for scientist-entrepreneurs
Jon Thomas, Martin Bliemel, Cynthia Shippam-Brett, Elicia Maine

Assessing the role of championing leadership in enhancing academic entrepreneurship: Evidence from U.S. research universities
Haneul Choi, Donald Siegel

On universities’ ability for technology transfer: Do technology transfer office cohorts matter?
Dolores Modic, Jana Suklan

The impact of knowledge networks on the identification of entrepreneurial opportunities by Early-Stage-Researchers (ESRs)
Marie Gruber, Thomas Crispeels, Pablo D’Este

12:00PM             Lunch – Lounge, Campbell Conference Facility

1:15PM                 Parallel Sessions 4

Session 4.1
Chair: David Wolfe
Room: CCF, 1 Devonshire Place

Maximizing innovation and technology commercialization of federal research investments through the best practices of innovation and economic prosperity universities
Paula Sorrell, Sarah Crane

Project based determinants of academic entrepreneurship as result of proof-of-concept programs
Daniele Battaglia, Emilio Paolucci, Elisa Ughetto

International academic mobility and entrepreneurial knowledge: The moderator-mediator role of interpersonal networks
Kevin De Moortel, Thomas Crispeels, Jinyu Xie, Qiaosong Jing

Academic engagement and performance-based governance: A re-assessment using experimental data
Anders Broström


Session 4.2
Chair: Shiri Breznitz
Room: 108N, 1 Devonshire Place

Funding emerging ecosystems
Paige Clayton, Maryann Feldman, Benjamin Montmartin

Does university entrepreneurship ecosystem engage technology commercialization in emerging economies?
Matías Lira, Maribel Guerrero, Julio de Castro

Pre-competitive consortia: An underutilized technology transfer tool?
Sen Chai, Willy Shih


Session 4.3
Chair: Tara Vinodrai
Room: B019, 315 Bloor Street West

Genesis at work: Advancing inclusive innovation through manufacturing extension
Nichola Lowe, Greg Schrock, Ranita Jain, Maureen Conway

Responding to technological disruption: Active labour market policies and the problem of access bias
Alix Jansen

Using convergent innovation to achieve inclusive innovation goals: A modular governance framework for addressing complex social problems
Srivardhini Jha, Richard Gold, Hassan P. Ebrahimi, Laurette Dube

Manufacturing space for inclusive innovation? A study of maker spaces in southern Ontario, Canada
Tara Vinodrai, Christian Zavarella, Brenton Nader


Session 4.4
Chair: Georges Hage
Room: Board Room, 315 Bloor Steet, West

Socially responsible innovation: Ride-hailing, inclusive mobility and cities
Shauna Brail, Betsy Donald

Technology – A boost or a bane? Inclusive innovation and social choices
Dan Breznitz, Amos Zehavi

Digital platforms for more inclusive agri-food innovation and value chains: A quasi-experimental study of Ekutir’s microentrepreneur-led digital ecosystem and its societal outcomes in Odisha, India
Cameron McRae, Laurette Dubé, Yun-Hsuan Wu, Samik Ghosh, Summer Allen, Daniel Ross, Saibal Ray, Pramod K. Joshi, John McDermott, Srivardhini Jha, and Spencer Moore

Scaling Inclusive Innovation to Societal-Scale Impacts: Convergent Innovation as an Integrative Meta-Framework and Illustrative Case of Healthy Diets from Sustainable Food Systems
L Dube , RS Schillo, F Diaz Lopez, A Rigas, J Struben, S van der Burg, V Blok

2:45PM                Conference Closing Remarks

          Room: Campbell Conference Facility, 1 Devonshire Place

3:00PM                Adjournment