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Athabasca University

Industry Liaison Officer

Kelvin Cole


Phone: 780 919-1354


Matching a company’s research requirements with Athabasca University faculty and students whose research programs and interests align with the company’s innovation needs.

  • Develop relationships between public and private sector industry organizations and AU.
  • Promote collaborative research projects.
  • Support the commercialization activity of AU-developed technologies.


I obtained my BSc from the University of Waterloo, followed by an MSc from Queen’s University in plant molecular biology. My interest in research and technology development has led me from the research lab-bench to intellectual property protection and to the business development, funding and commercialization aspects of technology development.

I have worked as a researcher in both academic and industrial sectors, and managed intellectual property for start-up companies. I have also operated my own consulting business to provide services in the fields of intellectual property and project management.

Please do not hesitate to contact me to discuss your technology and commercialization needs.

Updated April 09 2018 by Research

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