I have brought a number of ideas to the business office over the years of my working at UHN. In every case, I have encountered what I consider to be very conservative practices of the commercialization and development office personnel - their responses have been some version of "go speak to Dr. so-and-so, who is the expert in this topic, before proceeding with your idea", or "you would need to partner up with an existing large institution to fully enable this idea", or that they don't see the market, or opportunity, that the idea potentially represents. I realize not all ideas are gold winners, but in general I have a pessimistic view of how well the commercialization office can truly carry out it's mandate when I see it as stifling ideas before they even have the opportunity to be tested. What is the plan for modernizing the office, and perhaps shaking off some of the conservativeness and embracing new ideas?
Conservative business office practices