09 Aug 2016

Dr. Power soars at the FACIT Falcons’ Fortunes pitch competition

Do you have what it takes to pitch an invention or idea on a show like Dragons’ Den? Dr. Nicholas Power, a researcher at Lawson Health Research Institute and urologic oncologist at London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC), recently put his skills to the test by competing and succeeding in a similar pitch competition called the FACIT Falcons’ Fortunes event.

The Fight Against Cancer Innovation Trust (FACIT) holds this annual competition to award funding for innovative cancer research projects while promoting a culture of commercialization in Ontario. Researchers are given ten minutes to pitch their idea to a four-member panel called the ‘Falcons’ and convince them of their project’s value.

Dr. Power and his team were awarded the 2016 competition’s Ernsting Entrepreneurship Award for their ‘MY-osto-ME’ project pitch. Worth $50,000, the award is named after the late Dr. Mark Ernsting who was a Senior Biomedical Engineer at the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR). Dr. Power competed against five other teams for the award.

This article appeared on Lawson’s website.

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