Dr. Jon Thomas named UFV's BC Regional Innovation Chair on Canada-India Partnership Development
Dr. Jon Thomas has been named the new BC Regional Innovation Chair in Canada-India Partnership Development at UFV. Working out of UFV’s South Asian Studies Institute, Thomas brings a wealth of international research experience to the position, which he plans on leveraging while fostering innovation and economic development throughout the Fraser Valley.
“Success in this position would include research outcomes, getting UFV students involved in applied research projects while building partnerships with leading Indian institutions, and encouraging student exchanges,” he says. “India has a large entrepreneurial ecosystem and students visiting India will have an opportunity to observe the vibrant, rapid pace of change in one of the fastest growing economies in the world,”
Thomas holds a Ph.D. in technology management and strategy from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi and has done post-doctoral research in Canada at Simon Fraser University. In addition to his chair role, he also joins the faculty at UFV’s School of Business. His research interests are in science and technology commercialization and innovation policy in the biotechnology, healthcare, and clean tech sectors. Read more ...