Ben holds a B.Sc. in Science and Business and an MBET (Master of Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology) from the University of Waterloo.
At MaRS Innovation, he leads the Technology Transfer & Scouting unit, which provides on-site intellectual property identification, protection and commercialization services to several MaRS Innovation member institutions, including Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and York University.
Prior to joining MaRS Innovation, Ben began his commercialization career with a dual internship at the Canadian Arthritis Network and Mount Sinai Hospital through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research‘s Commercialization Management program. He continued at Mount Sinai Hospital’s Office of Technology Transfer & Industrial Liaison as a business development manager, where he was responsible for business planning, marketing and license negotiation for a portfolio of therapeutics and diagnostics technologies.