David  Asgeirsson - MaRS Innovation. Toronto, ON, CA

David Asgeirsson David  Asgeirsson

Manager, Technology & Venture Development (Head, Clean Technologies) | MaRS Innovation

Toronto, ON, CA
Wide ranging knowledge and experience in physical sciences, IT (hardware and software), and medical devices.

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David holds a B.Sc. from Simon Fraser University, and a M.Sc. and Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia, all in Physics.

David assesses new IP disclosures in physical sciences, engineering, ICT and medical devices, and accelerates selected disclosures through the commercialization process to licensing and/or company creation.

In addition to his role at MI, David is currently the Chief of Operations for QD Solar, a solar technology company built on research from the University of Toronto.

Prior to joining MI, David worked as an engineer for a small company specialized in factory testing and automation systems for manufacturing heavy-duty trucks and machinery. In this role, he gained experience applying technology to solve business and manufacturing problems. He also gained valuable insight about working for a small business that sells services and equipment to Fortune 100 multinationals.

David has over a decade of technical experience gathering and analyzing experimental data in both academic and industrial settings.

Industry Expertise (10)

Advanced Medical Equipment Manufacturing Research Cleantech Computer Hardware Energy Heavy Machinery Industrial Automation Nanotechnology Semiconductors

Areas of Expertise (7)

Cleantech Solar Cells Startups Entrepreneurs Intellectual Property & Patent Management Gathering and Analyzing Experimental Data Alternative Careers for Scientists

Education (3)

The University of British Columbia: PhD, Physics 2011

PhD Thesis entitled: Development of a Monte Carlo Re-Weighting Method for Data Fitting and Application to Measurement of Neutral B Meson Oscillations

Activities and Societies: Alma Mater Society Council Member, Hiring Committees Health & Dental Plan Oversight Board Member Graduate Student Society Council Member, Elections Officer, Hiring Committees

The University of British Columbia: MSc, Physics 2005

Simon Fraser University: BSc, Physics 1998

Activities and Societies: Played rugby from 1995-1997. Co-operative Education Program. Wrote music reviews for the Peak Newspaper.

Affiliations (4)

  • Canadian Association of Physicists
  • SFU Alumni
  • UBC Alumni
  • Balmy Beach Rugby Club

Languages (1)

  • English
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