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Dr. Jon Thomas

BC Regional Innovation Chair

Dr. Jon Thomas was recently named BC Regional Innovation Chair in the Canada-India Partnership Development at the University of the Fraser Valley. Working out of UFV’s South Asian Studies Institute, he brings a wealth of international research experience to the position, which he plans on leveraging while fostering innovation and economic development throughout the Fraser Valley. He uses publication and patent data in novel ways to unpack and compare science and technology commercialization across universities, industries and regions. His research has been published in Nature Nanotechnology, the Journal of Engineering and Technology Management, Scientometrics, the International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business and World Patent Information.

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