Centre for the Study of Nascent Entrepreneurship and the Exploitation of Technology (NEXT)
Director: Dr. Benson Honig, ext. 2909
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.