Denise M. Lalanne, BA, BComm

Director, Innovation Services, IWK Health Centre; Business Development Lead, Biomedical Translational Imaging Centre (BIOTIC)

Denise M. Lalanne

Ms. Denise Lalanne is the Director of Innovation Services at the IWK Health Centre in Halifax and works to identify and advance innovation opportunities for the IWK by supporting investigators involved in innovative projects to ensure these projects have maximum benefit to the IWK and its patients.

Additionally, Denise leads all business development activities for the Biomedical Translational Imaging Centre (BIOTIC), the only hospital-based imaging research lab in Canada that has an explicit mandate to translate medical science innovations through commercial partnership. 

Denise is a Director on the Board of CIMTEC in Toronto and London, which is supported by the Centres of Excellence for Commercialization and Research (CECR) and the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR). She is also an Advisor for a medical simulation company, Conquer Mobile in Vancouver by providing strategic business advice.  Additionally, Denise acts as a business advisor to numerous companies and organizations.

Previously, Denise was responsible for developing the business development office at National Research Council locations in Halifax in the areas of medical devices and marine biosciences.  Denise was also tasked with growing the business development activities resulting out of the research undertaken at the institutes as well as contributing to the growth of the life sciences sector in Nova Scotia.

While Denise was the Life Sciences Manager at Dalhousie University and the Nova Scotia Agricultural College, she led the technology commercialization programs and services in the life sciences for these institutions while at Nova Universities Technology Inc.

Denise has also used her expertise as an expert reviewer on various NSERC Innovation programs and has received an NRC Outstanding Achievement Award for the regional initiatives in the translation of non-invasive technologies to clinical neurosciences and to their commercialization.

Denise holds degrees from Dalhousie University and Saint Mary’s University.


IWK Health Centre

Biomedical Translational Imaging Centre (BIOTIC)