4Front Atlantic Conference

Stephen Hartlen

Stephen Hartlen, Assistant Vice President, (Industry Relations) and Executive Director, Dalhousie University

Stephen Hartlen is the assistant vice president of industry relations and executive director of the office of Industry Liaison and Innovation at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Dalhousie’s Industry Liaison and Innovation Office commercializes research at the university, manages and facilitates collaborations between companies and university researchers, promotes entrepreneurship, and assists in the creation of spin-off ventures.

Stephen joined Dalhousie in 2011 after spending the last eight years at Innovacorp, Nova Scotia’s crown corporation for the commercialization of early stage research, serving as vice president of mentoring and in his final year as interim president and CEO.

Prior to Innovacorp Stephen spent 15 years in the private sector with experience in business development, sales, and go-to-market strategy development in both the corporate financial services and the information technology sectors.

Stephen is a graduate of Dalhousie University with a Bachelor of Commerce in Economics and Saint Mary’s University with a Master of Business Administration in Finance. He is a board member of Springboard Atlantic and also sits as a board member of several technology start-up companies.

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