Protecting Your Ideas

Invention & Innovation in University Research

Materials for Electrochemical Energy Solutions

December 12th , 2018

The Senate Room\Hotel Alma

University of Calgary

09:00 – 13:30


Dr. Edward Roberts is pleased to invite you to participate in this NSERC CREATE ME2 Workshop. This workshop will discuss how your inventions can be protected and the initial steps of commercialization of ideas developed in the University research lab. The workshop will be held at the University of Calgary on December 12, 2018 from 09:00 – 13:30

The overall theme of the workshop is “Protecting Your Ideas”. The workshop will discuss the following topics:

  • University policy and researcher’s rights
  • Innovation and industry partnerships
  • When to publish and when to protect
  • Innovation teams and working with Innovate Calgary
  • Patent protection

These topics will be presented in the context of the CREATE theme of ‘Materials for Electrochemical Energy Solutions”, with relevant examples. The workshop will be delivered by Dr. Christopher Chow, from the Research Services Office at the University of Calgary, Dr. Edward Roberts, Professor in the Department of Chemical & Petroleum Engineering, and Director of the CREATE ME2 program, Dr. William Murphy, a Patent Agent from Hicks IP, and Mr. Puneet Mannan, a Senior Innovation Manager from Innovate Calgary. The session will be chaired by Dr. Alex Whalley from the Department of Economics.

Please RSVP no later than December 6, 2018 and notify us if you have any dietary restrictions by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Bring your questions to contribute to the discussion.

We look forward to meeting you on the 12th of December, 2018