Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2008/2009
Canadian Excellence

Centre for the Study of Nascent Entrepreneurship and the Exploitation of Technology (NEXT)

Director: Dr. Benson Honig, ext. 2909
Website: www.wlu.ca/homepage.php?grp_id=505

The Centre fosters research in the areas of high technology incubation and the promotion and support of nascent entrepreneurship. The mission is to develop and sponsor research linkages and activities with scholars throughout Laurier, and share and discuss the implications of this research with industry and governmental actors and representatives. Thus, the Centre establishes research linkages and seminars encouraging involvement with all Laurier faculties including Science, Arts, Social Work and Music. Activities conducted under this mandate include sponsoring research, assisting with the development of research proposals, conducting seminars, organizing and conducting conferences, and linking members of the business community and governmental actors with academic scholars and scholarship. The Centre utilizes a broad and heterogeneous group of academics and regional technology experts, business people, entrepreneurs and researchers.