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WCIO Cleantech Research & Partnership Showcase
Wed, May 10, 2017, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM CDT
Western Canadian Innovation Offices (WCIO) is a Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) funded initiative that has been connecting Western Canadian industry needs with the array of research and innovation resources that exist in WCIO’s over 40-member of universities, colleges and polytechnics across the West. WCIO’s overall goal is to improve engagement between industry and academia for addressing industry-driven innovation needs and challenges.
WCIO is hosting an event (10:00am-6:00pm) on May 10, 2017 in Winnipeg. The overall purpose of the event is to:
- Celebrate collaborative industry-academic research partnerships, especially Cleantech research.
- Share best practices and the benefits of engaging in industry-academic research partnerships
- Bring industry and academic researchers together with provincial and federal funders to spark potential new projects.
Join us as we celebrate the transformative clean tech research partnerships that are paving the path to better Western Canadian performance in environmental sustainability, economic prosperity and in innovation in general.
For more information on accomodation for the event you can visit http://www.wcc.mb.ca/winnipeg (scroll down to the end)
- Opening remarks - Minister or representative from ISED & WCIO Exec
- Keynote Presentation: Dr. Martin Keuerleber, Manager of Production and Manufacturing Engineering Fuel Cell Division at Mercedes-Benz Canada Inc.
- WCIO funded Project Presentations
- Keynote Presentation: David Wood, NSERC/ENMAX Industrial Research Chair in Renewable Energy, Uni. of Calgary
- Panel Session - “Why and how to engage a consortium of western colleges and universities addressing industry research and development needs?” (Collaborative project between Cypher Environmental, RRC and Brandon Uni.)
- WCIO Funded Project Presentations
- Panel Session - “How to innovate using facilitated academic research development” (collaborative project between Lexcom, Sask. Polytech. & Uni. of Regina)
- Keynote Presentation: Alison Thompson, Chair and Co-Founder Canadian Geothermal Energy Association (CanGEA)
For more information on WCIO and the event you can visit the WCIO website: http://wcio.ca.