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Programs | Explore | Lab2Market Discover

Discover if entrepreneurship is for you

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Lab2Market Discover’s online exploratory program helps you explore entrepreneurship and the potential of transforming your academic research into a world-changing tech-focused business.

Are you interested in exploring the market viability of your research? As a researcher in emerging technologies, you may be considering an alternative career path beyond academia. With Lab2Market Discover, you’ll learn a new way of thinking and determine if you have a passion for business.

About this program

This program is run as a virtual workshop and is considered a precursor to the Lab2Market Validate program. 

Participants come with their expertise and an idea for their venture, or sometimes an established young venture. Participants will explore the opportunities and challenges in entrepreneurship as an alternative career path – from the various potential applications of your technology to creating a network in the ecosystem.

Our aim is to transform Canada’s researchers into innovation leaders and entrepreneurs. We look for the brightest minds and help them bridge the knowledge, skills, and resource gap to bring their research to market.

Eligibility

Lab2Market Discover is offered free of cost and is open to any STEM researcher (Masters, Ph.D., and Postdoc) in Canada interested in learning about the steps needed to commercialize research and whether entrepreneurship is a path they can or should pursue. The program is designed for researchers who are completing their studies full-time. With the online readings, work, and interactive webinars, your maximum time commitment is three hours per week.

If you have already made the leap into entrepreneurship, there may be other programs that better suit your needs. Explore our other program offerings to learn more. 

Offerings​

Dal innovates offers L2M Discover in two different modalities.

3-day intensive

This version of L2M Discover is a three day program for five hours a day. 

10-week standard

This version of L2M Discover is a 10 week program, with one-hour online sessions once a week.

Lab2Market Discover (3-day) Fall 2023

Application Deadline: December 1

Program Dates: December 4th, 6th, and 8th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (Atlantic Time)/9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)

Lab2Market Discover (10-week) Winter 2024

Application deadline: January 19, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Time)

Program Dates: Every Wednesday evening from February 7, 2024, to April 10, 2024, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Atlantic Time)/1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)

Applications

Applications for the Lab2Market Discover (10-Day) Winter 2024 program are open.

Application deadline: January 19, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Time)

Applications for the Lab2Market Discover (3-Day) Fall 2023 program are open.

Application deadline: December 1, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Time)

If you have any technical problems or questions related to your application or your eligibility please contact Mike Carew – Program Manager at mwcarew@dal.ca

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Lab2Market Discover is made possible by the support of Mitacs.