Areas of expertise: Intellectual property strategy and education, technology management innovation roadmapping, SR&ED eligibility & grant strategy
Current role: Managing Director at Innovation Untapped
Throughout Erin’s career, her passion has been to help companies of all sizes find value in going beyond the ‘a-ha’ moment of their initial discovery and build on that moment to drive value in the everyday aspects of the business. Whether their corporate goals are to driving down costs, explore competitive advantages or building out assets in a white space – one of Erin’s core strengths lies in building an innovation strategy that clearly aligns with a company’s overall business objectives.
Erin is a registered patent agent with extensive experience working both in-house building out ecosystems for innovation and at top-tier Canadian law firms assisting companies from diverse industries such as Clean Tech, Energy, Pharma and Industrial Processing Methods in building/transforming their innovation strategy. Quickly digesting and navigating a variety of new technologies has been a common thread throughout Erin’s career. She holds Master and Bachelor degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering combined with her many years of business experience and qualification as a patent agent. She can communicate and collaborate effectively across diverse technical groups from Business Development to R&D.