About Us


Innovating innovation

We are a team of educators, scientists, innovators, and techies with extensive experience working in innovation and change-making roles in both small and large organizations.

Mission Statement

To create the next generation of pioneers, trailblazers, innovators, and change-makers


To cultivate individuals who possess the knowledge, skills, strength of character, creativity, and drive to impact the world around them.


To prepare individuals for success in a dynamic economy characterized by complexity, unpredictability, global connectedness, change, and opportunity.





our team

As technological innovation drives exponential growth in the sciences the physical, digital and biological worlds continue to merge impacting all disciplines, economies, and industries.  As technology advances and our scientific capabilities grow, we will be within reach of solving some of the world’s most challenging global problems. 


Dr Mark Weyers

Chief Innovation Officer

Mark has had a long and successful career implementing institutional innovation.  He leads the innovation process within BCI by identifying strategies, business opportunities and new technologies for startups in order to develop new products and capabilities.

Dr James MacAskill

Chief Operating Officer

Jamie is a creative and innovative transition manager working in both private and public sectors. His wealth of strategic experience complements his entrepreneurial drive in transition or start-up roles. He is a founding member of the IIAD Global team.

Entrepreneurs-in-Residence (EiR)

Carmen Reis

Financial Strategist

Carmen is a co-founder of several companies and works with the team to identify market opportunities and develop external partnerships to grow the organization. With a background in consulting, finance and analysis she is an expert in business planning, market analysis and research.

James Ling

Technology Strategist

Experienced senior manager with a multi-sector experience including blue-chip pharmaceuticals, retail, banking, legal, manufacturing and of course IT & technology. Successful entrepreneur with such notable achievements including the invention and licensing thereof of patents to major global giants in the search and browser arena and other markets. .

Skilled in Negotiation, Business Planning, Operations Management, Management, and Contract Management. Strong professional with a MBA from Essex University.

Ana Golobic

Accounting & Administration

Ana works with the team to execute the financial strategy and grant funding.   She worked for 15 years as a corporate executive in the Olympic Movement serving as Vice President of Finance and as the Executive Director of Festivals and Events Ontario operating under the Ontario Ministry of Tourism.

Neil James

Business Development – Sales – Venture Funding

Neil advises on corporate strategy, sales & marketing growth and venture funding.  He has experience in early-stage investments & partnerships and collaborations in various industry verticals & growth markets.  He is an agent for a large corporate who seeks global merger & acquisition opportunities.

Juby Varughese

Software Developer

Juby is a software developer who is involved in a number of BCI projects.  He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from India, he is an entrepreneur and an innovator and is passionate about cutting-edge technologies.  He has expertise in Python, Django rest Framework, Golang, React and TypeScript.  He handles the majority of the IT infrastructure tasks for BCI’s websites and services and deploys and maintains the BCI web Applications.

Bartlomiej Mika

Technology Strategist

Bart founded Mika Software Corporation, a company which specializes in building and deploying web-based solutions for SMEs and enterprise clients.   With an expertise in Python using the Django framework, he has built solutions for inventory management, eCommerce and data management, in industries such as financial services, entertainment, government, non-profit and more.