Canadian Corporate Innovation Summit
Associate Vice-Principal of Innovation and Partnerships, McGill University
Angelique Mannella is McGill's first Associate Vice-Principal of Innovation and Partnerships. In this role, Ms. Mannella has a mandate to promote and expand McGill's innovation agenda by creating new partnership and entrepreneurship opportunities for McGill researchers.
Her team, which currently encompasses the groups Invention Development & Entrepreneurship Assistance (IDEA), McGill University Business Engagement Centre (MUBEC) and Innovation in Practice, works to create a bridge between research and application by providing opportunities for both students and researchers to orient their work toward engaging with social or market challenges outside the academy. Before taking on the role of AVP in June 2016, Ms. Mannella advised corporate clients and venture capital firms on R&D commercialization, investments and joint ventures.
Previously, she was the founder and CEO of Decode Global, a social enterprise that developed mobile games. She has 15 years of experience in technology product design and business development. She has worked for companies such as Cisco Systems and Nokia in North America, Europe and Asia. Ms. Mannella is a professional engineer, and has degrees from McGill University (BEng), the London School of Economics (MSc), and INSEAD (MBA). She is also an entrepreneur-in-residence with the Digital Entrepreneurship Program at the World Bank Group in Washington D.C.