Jill Tomasson Goodwin and Dave Goodwin | Research Entrepreneurs Accelerating Prosperity (REAP)

Jill Tomasson Goodwin and Dave Goodwin are both associate professors of Digital Arts Communication in the Faculty of Arts, University of Waterloo. With academic backgrounds in speech communication and English, respectively, they are the founders and co-directors of a unique program called Research Entrepreneurs Accelerating Prosperity. REAP specializes in Arts-led innovation, connecting academic and private sector partners to spark 'research entrepreneurship.' The program funds teams of students to research and develop new applications for existing digital display technologies, and then commercialize their best ideas.