Specializing in technological innovation and science entrepreneurship, Professor Elicia Maine has used her expertise at home and abroad to guide innovation policy and strategy and to mentor emerging talent. Founding educational coordinator for New Ventures BC, and Academic Director of “Invention to Innovation,” a novel graduate program in Science & Technology Commercialization, Prof. Maine was awarded the 2017 TD / Canada Trust Distinguished Teaching Award and was a finalist for BC TECH’s 2016 “Person of the Year” award. An interdisciplinary scholar and engaged educator, she holds a PhD in Technology Management & Materials Engineering from Cambridge University and master’s degrees in Technology & Policy and Materials Engineering from MIT. Prof. Maine teaches “Managing Technological Innovation” and “Lab to Market” at SFU’s Beedie School of Business, and has published her research on innovation management in Research Policy, R&D Management, Nature Nanotechnology and Nature Materials. She serves on the Boards of Directors of the Foresight Cleantech Accelerator and of BC Innovation Council’s New Ventures BC.