Sector Private Sector
Client Ontario Life Sciences Incubator
Role Fundraising and Mediation
Challenge

Prior to 2002, there was a huge gap in Ontario between academic research and research and development in the private sector. As head of the Robarts Institute in London, Dr. Mark Poznansky saw the need to provide physical space for companies that were being developed within the halls of academia.

Result

Dr. Mark Poznansky championed the development of Ontario's Life Sciences Incubator, and with a matching grant of $5 million from the city of London, his efforts resulted in the building of the first facility of its kind in Ontario.