Derek Newton

Postponed – Dr. Derek Newton, “Innovation & Entrepreneurship at the University of Toronto”

All in-person events have been postponed
due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Derek Newton, PhD UofT (Molecular Biology)
Assistant VP, Innovation, Partnerships & Entrepreneurship
University of Toronto Innovations & Partnerships Office (IPO)


The University of Toronto is where transformative research and innovation is happening across a breadth of fields and disciplines. It is consistently in the top 5 in the world for research output! The Innovations & Partnerships Office at the University of Toronto helps build successful partnerships between industry and the U of T research community and also manages the university’s portfolio of intellectual property. IPO specializes in licensing, business development, and legal matters to help turn U of T innovation into products, services, companies, and jobs.

Our speaker has held previous senior roles at Western University, where he served as Director of the Office of Research Development and Services and the Office of Research Ethics. He also worked at a large biotechnology funding organization and a boutique consultancy specializing in biotechnology. Derek completed his PhD in Molecular Biology at the U of T as well as a M.Sc. and BSc in Biochemistry from the University of Waterloo.