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Date: Thursday, December 13, 2018
Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Gerstein Library

Does your thesis, research, or prototype have application outside the academic realm? Are you interested in entrepreneurship as a potential career path? Find out how the process of research commercialization works for graduate students at U of T, what makes a good invention disclosure, and what you need to know about intellectual property, market research, and campus resources.

This three-hour workshop includes:
1. Campus resources for startups
2.  Invention disclosures and research commercialization processes at U of T
3.  Databases and tools for business/market research

See full session description

When: December 13, 2018, from 1p.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Gerstein Library, Instruction Lab, 2nd Floor
Holly Inglis, Public Services Librarian, Rotman Business Information Centre,
Karen Temple, Entrepreneurship Manager, Innovations and Partnerships Office,
Chris Kim, Entrepreneurship Librarian, Gerstein Science Information Centre,

Date: Friday, December 14, 2018
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Gerstein Library

Lawyers Marc Lampert and Alex Koch will be conducting a free one-hour workshop on practical legal tips for startup companies. There will be an interactive discussion centred around an introduction to various concepts and strategies on business structures, technology contracts and intellectual property (“IP”).

You will gain a better understanding of the range of legal issues that a growing startup will encounter, as well as how to navigate around common pitfalls to position a startup for long-term success. Information will be presented on the following topics:

  • business structure for startups
  • corporate governance
  • employment-related concerns for startups
  • technology-related contracts
  • contract considerations for tech companies
  • introduction to patent, trade secret, and trademark protection
  • IP strategies and best practices

When: Friday, December 14, 2018 from 12-1 p.m.
Where: MADLab, 1 Below, Gerstein Science Information Centre

If you have any questions about this workshop, please email Chris Kim, Entrepreneurship Librarian,

Note: This workshop is free and registration is required. Should you fail to withdraw 48+ hours in advance, thereby preventing others on the waitlist from filling in your spot, your library account will be charged $10 per missed workshop. Please note, it is your responsibility to sign-in next to your name on the attendance sheet for this workshop. A blank signature spot will result in a penalty charge.


About the Experts:

Marc Lampert is a lawyer at BHOLE IP LAW with a particular focus on helping innovators' ideas achieve viability though providing strategic advice in intellectual property, technology and product development law. Along with being a licensed lawyer, as a registered patent and trademark agent, Marc has worked with companies to strategize, prepare and prosecute their patent and trademark applications. Prior to joining the team at Bhole IP Law, Marc was an associate in a national full-service law firm servicing the Waterloo hi-tech community. Prior to embarking on a legal career, Marc graduated in electrical engineering at The University of Western Ontario and gained industry experience at an engineering consulting firm.

Alex Koch is the founder and principal of Insight Legal, a business law firm located in Toronto's Financial District. Alex helps simplify the legal aspects of entrepreneurship for the firm's startup clients across a wide array of industries such as health and wellness, food and beverage, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, pet care, retail and tech (including fintech, green tech, cleantech and mobility tech). Alex's business law practice focuses on helping clients with their ongoing operational legal needs as well as assisting them in corporate transactions.

Note: Any advice or guidance offered is from the attorneys.

Date: Thursday, December 13, 2018
Time: 2:10pm - 3:00pm
Location: Gerstein Library

Learn how to safely operate the Makerbot Replicator 2 3D printers. You must complete this safety training session before you can use our 3D printers.

3D Printing Safety Training

Date: Thursday, December 13th 2:10pm - 3:00pm

Location: MADLab, Gerstein Science Information Centre, 1 Below, room B112

Presenters: Erica Lenton, Gerstein Librarian & Mike Spears, MADLab Manager

What's Covered: 

- overview of 3D Printing @ Gerstein + MADLab policies & guidelines for use

- instructions for safe & effective use of the 3D printers

- how to prepare a 3D design file for printing 

- basic design principles


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