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Commercialization Advisory Council

Working together

The Commercialization Advisory Council (CAC) provides strategic guidance and practical business connections for matters relating to the portfolio of intellectual property and enabling commercialization at Bloorview Research Institute (BRI) and Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital.

The CAC supports commercialization at Holland Bloorview through activities such as:

  • Providing strategic advice on potential products and/or programs developed at BRI
  • Providing recommendations on internal policies and processes pertaining to IP and commercialization
  • Expanding our network of external  partners
  • Advocating for BRI innovations to be accessible to those who need it


CAC 2022-2023 External Members:

  • Megh Gupta
  • Kurt Lingenfelter
  • Brent Reynolds
  • Stefano E. Picone
  • Debbie A. Dimoff
  • Peter Welsh
  • Tom Cooper
  • Srin Sridharan
  • Lauren Albert
  • Kimberly Yeung
  • Zaid Atto
  • Joel Ironstone
  • Ivona Novak
  • Jennifer Frees


We greatly appreciate our CAC members’ time and expertise.