Manager, Strategic Initiatives
Emina joined the Impact Centre in 2012 as Manager of Strategic Initiatives. She manages the proposal applications process involving public and private partners, advises on funding strategy and conducts research on science/innovation policy and entrepreneurship education. Emina was part of the organizing committee for Ontario’s first synthetic biology innovation network.
Emina is pursuing her PhD at U of T’s Centre for the Study of Canadian and International Higher Education. Her research interests include research policy, funding strategies, emerging scientific fields, and university-industry partnerships.
Previously, Emina was a research analyst with the Toronto Region Research Alliance where she originated several studies on regional industry sectors and composed business cases for international firms making investments in Canadian science and technology. Emina also conducted research related to Vive Crop Protection where she contributed core IP and acted as a quality and surface mount technology engineer at Autoliv Electronics (a manufacturer of safety sensor systems for the automotive industry).
Emina serves on the board of Pueblo Science where she advises on all aspects of strategic planning and business development. She has undertaken travel many times with the organization to work with teachers in the Philippines, Guyana and Thailand.
Emina holds a BASc in Engineering Science (Nanoengineering) and MSc in Chemistry from U of T.