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Jon Thomas

Dr.  Jon Thomas

UFV BC Regional Innovation Chair in Canada-India Partnership Development

Research, Engagement, and Graduate Studies

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Biography

UFV is excited to welcome Dr. Jon Thomas as the BC Regional Innovation Chair in Canada-India Partnership Development at UFV. Dr. Thomas will work on fostering innovation and economic development throughout the Fraser Valley over the next 5 years as Chair. He has extensive international research experience from both India and Canada. Most recently, Jon was working on post-doctoral research at Simon Fraser University. Prior to that, Jon received his PhD in technology management and strategy from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, focusing on science-based entrepreneurship and how to help scientists transform their ideas into businesses that have the potential for long-term societal impact.

Jon's research interests include science and technology commercialization and innovation policy in the biotechnology, healthcare, and clean tech sectors. He lives in the Lower Mainland with his wife and young son.

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