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Industry Partnerships and Commercialization
Industry Partnerships and Commercialization

Our team

Arlene Yee, DVM, M.Sc. – Director
Contact Arlene
416-813-8858

Dr. Yee is responsible for technology commercialization and industry engagement activities at the Industry Partnerships and Commercialization Office (IP&C) at The Hospital for Sick Children

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Namrata Barai, PhD - Senior Manager, Business Development
Contact Namrata
416 813 7654 x301388

Namrata joined IP&C in 2011. In addition to commercializing technologies in her portfolio, she supports scientists in engaging with industry through sponsored research and service agreements.

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Ed Kenney, B.Sc., MBA - Senior Manager, Business Development
Contact Ed
416-970-1713

With over 35 years of intellectual property and technology management experience, Ed contributes his expertise to a variety of commercialization activities within IP&C, including negotiating licensing contracts with industry.

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Heidi Falckh, B.Sc. - Senior Project Manager
Contact Heidi
416-813-5982

Heidi Falckh is the senior project manager with over 15 years of experience helping staff at SickKids broaden the impact of research discoveries through commercialization.

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Susana Andres, BA - Business Development Officer
Contact Susana
416-813-8986

Susana is a business development officer at SickKids with over seven years of experience in helping SickKids clinical, scientific and professional staff protect their ideas and research, and bring them to the market through commercialization.

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Vishan Sivagnanam, M.Sc. - Business Development Officer (on Paternity Leave)
Contact Vishan
416-813-7654 x302004

Vishan is responsible for evaluating invention disclosures, licensing, assisting with patent drafting and prosecution, raising early-stage capital, start-up formation and establishing strategic partnerships with industry.

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Konrad Powell-Jones, B.Sc. - Commercialization Consultant
Contact Konrad
416-451-8109

Konrad is responsible for negotiating license agreements, research contracts and other related agreements. He applies his extensive pharmaceutical sales and marketing experience as a commercialization advisor to the team in various industry endeavours with internal and external partners.

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Anny Song, B.Sc. (Hons) - IP Compliance Analyst (on Maternity Leave)
Contact Anny
416-813-7739

Anny is responsible for a variety of aspects related to financial analysis, royalty monitoring and contract compliance, with a focus on reviewing and monitoring of the annual budget and monthly forecasting.

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Nazneen Khan - IP Compliance Analyst (Maternity Leave Replacement)
Contact Nazneen

Nazneen has 16 years of experience in Accounting and Finance. She has experience working in the banking sector, large corporations like Rogers, small family business and a medium-sized company that provided music licenses to radio stations in Canada.

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Akshita Vincent, M.Sc. – Marketing & Business Development Analyst
Contact Akshita
416-813-7654 x309572

Akshita joined the IP&C team in 2015. Her role in the office has since evolved to supporting both the marketing and business development endeavours of the office.

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Sarah Farr, PhD – Business Development Analyst
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Sarah’s role in the IP&C office is to perform thorough due diligence for many of the health-care inventions that are developed at SickKids. She performs patent and literature searches as well as market analysis to triage technologies and evaluate their commercial potential.

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Neoma Surju – Administrative Assistant (on Maternity Leave)
Contact Neoma
416-813-6635

Neoma provides administrative support to the IP&C office and the Research Operations portfolio at the Research Institute.

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Tiffany Anderson – Administrative Assistant (Maternity Leave Replacement)
Contact Tiffany
416-813-6635

Tiffany Anderson provides administrative support to the IP&C office and the Research Operations portfolio at the Research Institute.

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