Our Vision

The Vision is a world in which every good idea has an equitable opportunity for success and in which every business, regardless of size, can compete for good ideas on a level playing field.    In this world, ideas at varying stages of development are exchanged between inventors, promoters, developers and distributors  based upon their needs, interests and capacities, to expedite speed to market and to minimize economic waste.  And participants in the marketplace are provided information and tools to make better decisions.    At the heart of it all is Techlink Innovation Exchange, a not-for-profit established in 2015, which gathers the data and creates the marketplace by providing, on a sustainable, non-profit and even-handed basis, Marketplace Services to those seeking to part with ideas  and Member Services to those able to advance them.



Gina Funicelli

Gina has 30 years of experience in the private, public and academic sectors. fifteen of them as a Senior Administrator responsible for applied research strategy, capacity building and industry partnerships.

She completed the EMBA program at Saint Mary’s University in 2004. During that time, she acquired additional skills in rural development, entrepreneurship and business incubation.

Gina established the Industry Liaison Office (ILO) in 2005 where she worked as the Director of the ILO at Saint Mary’s and Mount Saint Vincent and NSCAD Universities.  She worked with Senior Administration and faculty to build strategic partnerships with private sector companies to commercialize research. The ILO provided expertise to assess technology feasibility, manage Intellectual Property and negotiate funding opportunities.  Prior to that, she spent 15 years working in the information communication telecommunication (ICT) sector in industry, working in senior roles from sales and technical support to project and product management.