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Faculty member named VP, Innovate Manitoba

December 3, 2012 — 

Dr. Douglas Buchanan, a professor in the Faculty of Engineering and Canada Research Chair in Microelectronic Materials, has been named Vice-President (Commercialization) at Innovate Manitoba.

Innovate Manitoba is a not-for-profit, community-based organization that focuses on accelerating innovation and commercialization and improving access to capital for Manitoba’s emerging and expanding high growth companies.

“We do a good job in Canada of producing quality discovery-based research which leads to the production of intellectual property, but we are not as successful when it comes to the application of these ideas into the commercial world,” said Buchanan, an engineering graduate of the University of Manitoba. “My past experience will enable me to assist both academics and entrepreneurs to commercialize their ideas more quickly.”

Buchanan joined the University of Manitoba in 2002. He is an established researcher in the field of physics and engineering of microelectronic materials and devices.

Prior to joining the university, Buchanan was a researcher at IBM’s prestigious T.J. Watson Research Center in New York State. He has now been seconded to Innovate Manitoba for an initial period of one year.

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