Lana Culley joined Vineland Research and Innovation Centre in 2012 as the Director of Business Development. Vineland's unique business model requires integration of the business team in research projects from the onset, and Lana works with Vineland's scientists to implement partnership and intellectual property strategies to enable commercial success and create impact for the Canadian horticulture sector. Prior to coming to Vineland, Lana worked with the National Research Council in Saskatoon and Halifax where she held a number of roles including business development and partnerships, technology transfer, intellectual property management and strategic planning.
Lana has significant experience negotiating collaborative research initiatives, managing intellectual property portfolios and developing licenses for agricultural technologies and plant varieties with commercial partners. She has also played a key role in developing the strategic relationships necessary to create successful long-term programs. Lana has expertise in evaluating research projects and integrating them with business activities to maximize the value of research and development investments.
Lana completed her B.Sc. in Science and Business (Biochemistry) at the University of Waterloo.