Abstract

The importance of economic growth in science-based entrepreneurship has been widely established (Link & Welsh, 2013). In fact, genomics research is now considered to be extremely meaningful for the physical, social and economic benefits it can bring to society (JAMA, 2013). As few studies address entrepreneurship in life sciences (Moog et al., 2012), and responding to the poor commercialization outcomes of genomics research in Canada, a strategy for developing entrepreneurial education programs for genomics scientists was launched in 2011. Boosting Entrepreneurial Skills and Training: BEST in genomics! raises awareness and promotes entrepreneurship among science researchers and their graduate students.

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