Esposito Family Centre for Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Research projects & publications

EFCIE Research Projects

Innovation in the Fraser Valley

Inventors are everywhere — not just in big cities. This project has resulted in the collection of several decades of patent data on inventors from the Fraser Valley. Student research assistant Jordan Evans presented the initial results of this research at an international conference in Ottawa in 2019. Additional work is ongoing.

Examining smart cities – The case of Abbotsford

How do you take the smart city innovations being used in large urban centres like Chicago and scale them down to work in a small city setting? Olena Bogdanov is examining how cities can implement innovative technologies to improve the quality of life of their residents.

Exploring the business case for tiny homes

Working towards a viable plan for affordable tiny home communities in the Fraser Valley. Jessica Levesque is continuing her work on developing a tiny homes community through BUS 492: Directed Studies course on Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Recent publications from the EFCIE team

Published in 2020

Foottit, R.G., H. Adler, P., Gillespie, D.R., Cock, M.J.W., Decaëns, T., Gerard, P.J., Gillespie, S.D., Jiménez, J.J. and Olfert, O.O. (2020). Global Change and Insect Biodiversity in Agroecosystems. In Insect Biodiversity (eds R.G. Foottit and P. H. Adler). doi:10.1002/9781118945582.ch26

Hatfield GL, Lesser IA. Does body size impact muscle recruitment during law enforcement Physical Control Simulator use? Ergonomics. 2020; Aug 17;1-31. doi: 10.1080/00140139.2020.1808247. Online ahead of print. 

Hatfield GL, Costello KE, Astephen Wilson JL, Stanish WD, Hubley-Kozey CL. Baseline gait muscle activation patterns differ for osteoarthritis patients who undergo total knee arthroplasty 5–8 years later from those who do not. Arthritis Care & Research. 2020 Jan 21. doi: 10.1002/acr.24143. Online ahead of print.

Thomas, V. J., Bliemel, M., Shippam, C., & Maine, E. (2020). Endowing University Spin-offs Pre-formation: Entrepreneurial Capabilities for Scientist-entrepreneurs. Technovation 96–97, August–September 2020, 102153. Download PDF version »

Published in 2019

Thomas, V. J., & Maine, E. (2019). Market entry strategies for electric vehicle start-ups in the automotive industry – Lessons from Tesla Motors. Journal of Cleaner Production, 235, 653–663.

Thomas, V. J., & Maine, E. (2019). The Impact of Regional Systems of Innovation on the Formation of University Spin-offs by Biomedical Star Scientists. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 37(2), 271–287.

Published in 2018

Charlton JM, Hatfield GL, Guennette JA, Hunt MA. Toe-in and toe-out walking require different lower limb neuromuscular patterns in people with knee osteoarthritis. Journal of Biomechanics. 2018; 76:112-118.

Corman, M. K. (2018). Titrating the Rig: How Paramedics Work in and on Their Ambulance. Qualitative Health Research, 28(1), 47–59.

Gillespie, S., Elle, E. Non-native plants affect generalist pollinator diet overlap and foraging behavior indirectly, via impacts on native plant abundance. Biol Invasions 20, 3179–3191 (2018).

Hunt MA, Charlton JM, Krowchuk NM, Tse CT, Hatfield GL. Clinical and biomechanical changes following a 4-month toe-out gait modification program for people with medial knee osteoarthritis: A randomized controlled trial. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage. 2018; 26(7): 903-911.

Rahman, M. S., Winn, M., & Pogutz, S. (2018, July). Strategic Shifts Toward Sustainability: The Pivotal Role of Ecological Knowledge. In Academy of Management Proceedings (Vol. 2018, No. 1, p. 15877). Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510: Academy of Management.

Published in 2017

Corman, M. K. (2017). Paramedics On and Off the Streets: Emergency Medical Services in the Age of Technological Governance. Toronto, ON: University of Toronto Press.

Hunt MA, Takacs J, Krowchuk NM, Hatfield GL, Hinman RS, Chang R. Lateral wedges with and without customized arch support for people with medial knee osteoarthritis and flat feet: A randomized crossover trial. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research.2017; 2: 10 - 20.

Maine, E., Thomas, V.J. Raising financing through strategic timing. Nature Nanotechnology 12, 93–98 (2017).

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