Ben Rogers - MaRS Innovation. Toronto, ON, CA

Ben Rogers Ben Rogers

Director, Technology Transfer & Scouting | MaRS Innovation

Toronto, ON, CA

Leading the develoment and implementation of commercialization strategies for novel therapeutics, diagnostics and implantable devices






MaRS Innovation: Ahead of Innovation




At MaRS Innovation, Ben directs Technology Transfer & Scouting, 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.

Industry Expertise (3)

Pharmaceuticals Business Services Biotechnology

Areas of Expertise (3)

Molecular Diagnostics Implantable and Assistive Devices Biomaterials

Education (2)

University of Waterloo: MBET, Master of Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology 2005

MBA equivalent program focused on entrepreneurship and commercialization in knowledge-based industries.

University of Waterloo: BSc. (Hons), Science and Business - Biology Option 2004

Biotechnology and molecular biology focus; Economics Minor (Co-operative program)

Languages (2)

  • English
  • French

Event Appearances (5)

Student Careers Panel

National Biotech Week  MaRS Centre, Toronto


Alumni Careers Panel

Entre-Nous  Conrad Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology Centre, Waterloo, ON


Six Degrees of Diagnostics: Networks and Personalized Medicine

MaRS Future of Medicine Series  MaRS Centre, Toronto


Patents and Commercialization

Biodesign (BME 479/489)  University of Toronto, Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering


IP Panel

Fundamentals of Intellectual Property (MSC 1010)  University of Toronto, Institute of Medical Science



  • Keynote
  • Moderator
  • Panelist
  • Workshop Leader

Partnerships (2)

Technology Transfer Services Partnership

St. Michael's Hospital MaRS Innovation


MaRS Innovation has entered a services agreement with St. Michael's Hospital to provide on-site technology transfer services.

Technology Transfer Services Partnership

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital MaRS Innovation


MaRS Innovation has entered a services agreement with Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital to provide on-site technology transfer services.

Articles (1)

Mesenchymal Progenitor Self-Renewal Deficiency Leads to Age-Dependent Osteoporosis in Sca-1/Ly-6A Null Mice Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci.


Technical contribution.

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