By: Maria Varon, WORLDiscoveries
Dr. Tristan Harrison is a Business Development Manager at WORLDiscoveries, bringing a diverse background and over 10 years of experience in R&D. WORLDiscoveries is a Technology Transfer and Business Development organization that acts as a vital link between academic research and industry. Their mission is to facilitate the commercialization of innovative ideas and inventions by providing comprehensive support in patenting, market analysis, business development, and licensing through their extensive network and industry partnerships.
Embracing Growth and Driving Innovation
Dr. Harrison has a Ph.D. in Materials Chemistry from Western University and has a unique blend of technical expertise and business acumen. Driven by a passion for commercialization, he excels in bridging the gap between academia and industry, fostering collaborations and strategic partnerships.
“As a trained scientist and a researcher, and relatively new to technology transfer, marketing new research coming from the University has been the biggest learning curve,” says Dr. Harrison, highlighting his continuous pursuit of learning and growth. “I truly enjoy learning about innovative research,” he adds, emphasizing his enthusiasm for discovering new ideas and applications.
A Natural Connector and Strategic Mind
As an inspiring leader, Dr. Harrison empowers individuals to leverage their strengths and unlock their potential. His primary focus is commercializing engineering and science-related research, guiding innovators through patenting, marketing efforts, and industry partnerships. As well as facilitating the development of application-specific market products through experimentation and trials.
“I have a soft spot for research,” Dr. Harrison admits. “However, I enjoy creating these partnerships and discovering the work needed to commercialize an invention.” This quote reflects his passion for research and collaboration, showcasing his dedication to driving innovation and creating mutually beneficial outcomes.
“I enjoy creating partnerships between academia and industry and helping commercialize research.”
Dr. Tristan Harrison
By exploring alternative applications and creating partnerships, he helps researchers find new avenues for their work.
Dr. Tristan Harrison’s leadership qualities and dedication to driving business growth make him an invaluable asset to the WORLDiscoveries team. His ability to bridge the gap between academia and industry to foster collaborations reflects his dedication to driving innovation and creating impactful outcomes. Dr. Harrison’s contributions to our team are instrumental in shaping a thriving and prosperous future for WORLDiscoveries.