Closed for 2023


Health Innovation Hub, Enterprise Square, Downtown Edmonton


Oct 5, 2023 – Oct 26, 2023
Once a week for 4 weeks

Program Details

This 4-week program was designed to provide life sciences researchers interactive and incremental training to translate clinical research to commercialization.

The Research to Revenue program was co-developed by API, the Alberta Clinical Research Consortium, and the Health Innovation Hub to support early-stage life sciences researchers and entrepreneurs in the Edmonton region. With a particular focus on answering questions and delivering insights around clinical research commercialization, the Research to Revenue program aims to bring early-stage researchers closer to life sciences entrepreneurship.

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Goals & Objectives

What will you gain?

  • Expert guidance about clinical and regulatory processes in the Edmonton region

  • Access to a network of key service providers and available resources in Alberta

  • Clinical research knowledge from modules specifically designed for innovators and entrepreneurs

  • Insights and engagement from small lecture-style interactive sessions

  • Opportunities to interact with leaders in the Edmonton region

  • Engagement with coaches who can provide personalized support


Each Research to Revenue workshop targets specific needs that guide you through every phase of the commercialization journey.

Module: Week 1

Creating an Impactful Clinical Research Program

Presented by Alberta Clinical Research Consortium

Building an end-user mindset into your product development process is critical to its success. Whether you target patients, physicians, or healthcare authorities as your delivery partners, fully understanding the problem you are solving for consumers will make your product more commercially attractive and easy to achieve pre-seed investment.

In this session, participants will be encouraged to look through their product/innovation through a patient or end-user lens to identify what kind of clinical validation and feedback is necessary to take their innovations to market. Through a guided self-assessment, participants can use this ideology to map out their clinical research pathways and identify major gaps that may impede their pathway to market.

Module: Week 2

From Design to Action: Considerations when conducting Clinical Research

Presented by Alberta Clinical Research Consortium

Embarking on a clinical research program isn’t for the faint of heart but is necessary to bring a product to market and gain early investment.

Session two of the Research to Revenue program will walk participants through the nitty gritty of running clinical trials and clinical validation programs covering critical issues such as good clinical practice, quality management, and patient recruitment.

Module: Week 3

Life Sciences Innovation Journey

Presented by API & Health Innovation Hub

This session will provide a broad understanding of the various supports and resources available to startups in the process of commercializing clinical research, empowering participants to navigate the complexities of the industry and accelerate their path to success in bringing innovative medical solutions to the market.

Module: Week 4

Commercialization Journeys & Success Stories

Presented by API & Health Innovation Hub

This session will give a comprehensive understanding of the commercialization process, funding opportunities, legal aspects, and strategies for business success, enabling participants to make informed decisions in their entrepreneurial journeys.

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