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Tony Bailetti

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Tony Bailetti is the director of Carleton’s Technology Innovation Management (TIM) program. He holds a faculty appointment in both the Sprott School of Business and the Faculty of Engineering and Design.

In 1970, he was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study in the United States. He received his MBA and PhD degrees from the University of Cincinnati in 1973 and 1976 respectively. He won an American Iron and Steel Institute Doctoral Fellowship in 1976.

Bailetti has 40 years’ experience as a faculty member, with 37 years at Carleton University and three years at the University of Manitoba. He was the director of Carleton’s business school from 1981 to 1988 and worked at Bell-Northern Research from 1988 to 1992.

Bailetti has published in engineering management journals such as TIM Review, Research Policy, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, Journal of Product Innovation Management, and R&D Management. His areas of expertise include development of products and services, technology entrepreneurship, sustainable growth of technology companies, and economic development.

Over the years, Bailetti and his TIM colleagues have worked to deliver the highly successful Lead To Win (LTW) program, the TIM Review, the Ottawa Young Entrepreneurs and Capital Entrepreneurs programs, the Carleton-led Accelerator and many others. Today, LTW is ranked by UBI Global as one of the top 10 university business incubators in North America. Currently, it supports 167 venture teams at the pre-accelerator stage and 40 startups at the accelerator stage. More than 200 technology companies have been launched by LTW. Each month, more than 30,000 unique visitors access the website of the TIM Review, a free monthly publication about theories, strategies and tools that help technology companies succeed.

In 2016, Bailetti won Ontario’s Leadership in Immigrant Employment Award in the Entrepreneur category. This category acknowledges an immigrant entrepreneur who has contributed to Ontario’s globally connected economy and prosperity by creating jobs and valuing workforce diversity and inclusion. In 2011, he won the Ottawa Innovation Community Award from the Ottawa Centre for Regional Innovation (OCRI). In 2007, he won a Carleton University Leadership Breakthrough Award and, in 1996, a Carleton University Teaching Award.