Janice Mady – Queen’s University
Janice Mady is the Director of Industry Partnerships & Innovation Park at Queen’s University. Janice and her Business Development team build relationships with industry and facilitate pathways for companies to access resources and talent at Queen’s to advance growth and commercialization objectives. She also leads the Research Contracts team which negotiates agreements on behalf of the University to facilitate local, national and international research collaborations with industry, government, not-for-profits and other institutions. Janice has championed Innovation Park at Queen’s University since its startup in 2008. The Park is a growing physical hub for dynamic interfaces between the University, industry, governments, startups and entrepreneurs. Janice leads the Innovation Park team as well as InnovationXL, a suite of incubation and acceleration programs that are part of a collaboration to strengthen the regional innovation ecosystem. Previously at Queen’s, Janice was Director of Operations for the $50 million BIOCAP Canada Foundation, a not-for-profit organization focused on research for solutions to climate change.Prior to joining Queen’s in 2005, Janice enjoyed a 17 year career with Procter and Gamble in a variety of roles with Canadian, North American and global responsibilities. Janice sits on the board of directors for GreenCentre Canada and for Launch Lab, a regional innovation centre that is part of the Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs. Janice is a past director of the Association of University Research Parks in Canada, the Kingston Technology Exchange Centre and the Kingston Technology Council.