On January 18th 2022, from 3-4 pm there will be an information session for the Temerty Medicine Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) program.  This session is for faculty who are exploring research commercialization options and for those who have questions about the program and its application process. More about the Temerty EIR program can be found below and through the program website.

Additional Program Information

As identified in its Strategic Plan and generously supported by the Temerty Foundation, the Temerty Faculty of Medicine is pleased to announce the launch of its Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) program.  

The Temerty Medicine EIR program supports researchers to commercialize their work by connecting them with leaders in business and entrepreneurship. This program is intended for researchers who have clearly demonstrated a commitment to commercialization, which includes but is not limited to: technology licencing, start-up creation, IP development, or participating in research commercialization training courses, programs and events. 

Specifically, the EIR program connects researchers with individuals from industry and/or not-for-profit organizations who have scientific commercialization experience in areas such as:  

  • Identifying and establishing a leadership team (ie CEO and other C-level roles) 
  • Legal, governmental, or regulatory challenges 
  • Commercialization strategy (i.e. funding and IP) 
  • Connections with strategic partners, organizations and investors 


The principal applicant must hold a faculty appointment within the Temerty Faculty of Medicine at the time of application submission and be able to demonstrate their commitment to commercialization.  

Award Details 

Successful applicants will be awarded a total of up to 100 hours of support with up to 3 EIRs who offer different resources and expertise over a 20 week period. Faculty will have an opportunity to request EIRs that they believe will help them address a specific challenge they are facing. The current list of EIR available can be found here 


Submit a completed application to the Office of the Vice-Dean, Research & Health Science Education by the deadline date. See the application form for complete instructions.  

Apply Here

Application Deadline 

Applications to this round of the Temerty Medicine EIR program must be submitted by: January 28th, 2022 

For more information on this program please visit the program website or contact Jarrod Ladouceur, Industrial Partnership Officer, Office of the Vice-Dean, Research & Health Science Education at jarrod.ladouceur@utoronto.ca