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June 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Clinician/Scientist Entrepreneurial Mindset: An Introduction to Innovation for Real-world Health Care Settings


Having a positive impact on patients and the health system is the dream of many clinicians and researchers. Creating solutions for an identified gap or improvement in care and implementing them in real-world settings is a clear path to achieving that ambition.

Come hear Dr. Elicia Maine discuss how cultivating an entrepreneurial mindset will help clinicians and researchers translate their innovations into impact. Based on decades of academic research and industry expertise, Dr. Maine founded the Invention to Innovation (i2I) Program in 2015 at SFU’s Beedie School of Business.

This event will share insights and actions from this award-winning program and other offerings, tailored for Providence Health Care.

This event will equally benefit the scientist who wants to move an innovation from the lab to the market and clinicians looking to solve problems in direct care settings.


  • Welcome and introduction to PHC Innovarium and Skunkworks – Dr. Darryl Knight
  • Featured presentation: Introduction to Innovation and Developing an Entrepreneurial Mindset for Clinical Innovation in a Real-world Setting from Idea to Impact – Dr. Elicia Maine
  • Clinical Spotlight on Innovation Opportunities – Dr. Jesse Greiner 
  • Q&A Session


Elicia Maine, Associate Vice-President, Knowledge Mobilization and Innovation:


Elicia Maine holds the W.J. VanDusen Professor of Innovation & Entrepreneurship at the Beedie School of Business and founded the Invention to Innovation (i2I) program, a mini MBA focusing on Science & Technology Commercialization. This program, recognized internationally and a contributor to SFU’s top innovation rankings, is now offered in a hybrid format across Canada. Prof. Maine also teaches “Managing Technological Innovation,”  ”Managing Innovation” and “Lab to Market” at SFU’s Beedie School of Business.

With a diverse educational background from Queen’s, M.I.T., and the University of Cambridge, her research spans advanced materials and biotechnology, emphasizing societal challenges like climate change. A noted keynote speaker, she serves on multiple boards, including the Foresight Clean Tech Accelerator and Innovate BC, and has received numerous accolades for her contributions to education and cleantech.


Dr. Darryl Knight, President, Providence Research


Dr. Jesse Greiner, Chair of DLII PAC & General Internal Medicine Specialist, Providence Health Care