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Margaret Palmeter has a proven track record of commercializing research and supporting industry-academic partnerships. She comes to Nova Scotia Health in the role of Senior Director of Business Development, Research & Innovation from Dalhousie University, where she was the Founding Director of the Emera ideaHUB — the first University led startup incubator in Nova Scotia. She has managed a patent portfolio and commercialized technologies on behalf of University and Academic Researchers. Previous roles included international business development consulting and economic development projects across Atlantic Canada.

Margaret is a result-driven professional, experienced in working with multiple stakeholders including private industry, government, and academia. With a track record of leadership and collaboration to drive successful outcomes she has a proven ability to think strategically and juggle multiple priorities in fast-paced environments. She is also on the Board of Directors of Scotian Wind Inc., a community owned developer of wind energy projects.

Her educational background includes a Master’s in Diplomacy, with a concentration in International Commerce from Norwich University in Vermont, and a Bachelor’s degree with an Advanced Major in History and Minor in Sociology from St Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, NS.