Annelies Tjebbes, Biomedical Electrical Engineer at StarFish Medical, discusses Bring Your Idea to Market at the Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology (SCWIST) Brown Bag Lunch Series Meeting on November 27th, 2013, 12:00 -1:30pm, at the UBC Beaty Biodiversity Research Centre (Room 224), Vancouver BC.
Do you have an idea or concept with potential commercial value? Not sure what to do with it or who to contact? Come to an exciting session and learn new ideas about bringing your idea to market. Annelies Tjebbes’ (BASc ’12 ECE) passion for engineering stems from her desire to solve challenging problems and discover technological ways to contribute to her global community. Throughout her education at UBC, Annelies was recognized for her commitment to Engineers without Borders and her outstanding academic achievements which launched her into her career path as a Biomedical Engineer with a social conscience. Annelies currently works at StarFish Medical developing medical innovations, and in her spare time plays on a Division 1 soccer team, sits on the Board of Directors for Engineers Without Borders, and volunteers for the Tetra Society developing assistive devices for people living with disabilities.
The Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology (SCWIST) is a non-profit association established in 1981. Our mission is to promote, encourage and empower women and girls in science, engineering and technology. Since 1981, we have been the Society for Canadian Women In Science and Technology, or SCWIST, as we like to be known by all. We are a not-for-profit association with a clear aim: To encourage women into science, engineering and technology and to keep them there whilst raising awareness. We support and promote the education of girls and women through programs and activities that we develop in partnership with the community. We boost the numbers, retention and status of women in the workplace by facilitating networking, mentoring and advocating woman-friendly policies. We highlight opportunities, achievements and positive messages for and about women in the field. We do this by raising public awareness and guiding policy implementation.