WCIO Cleantech Research Partnership Showcase

May 10 Conference

The Western Canadian Innovation Offices (WCIO) is hosting a conference (10:00am-6:00pm) on May 10, 2017 in Winnipeg. This event will: 
•    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.

Times and Dates

The conference will be on May 10, 2017 and will start at 10:00am until 6:00pm. If you would like more information please feel free to contact us through the contact page.

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WCIO Cleantech Research & Partnership Showcase

RBC Convention Center - Level 1 - Meeting Room 2

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Registration & Networking
Coffee service and snacks
10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Opening remarks
Dr. Darren Fast
WCIO Lead Exec; Director, Technology Transfer Office, University of Manitoba

10:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Industry Keynote Speaker:
Research Activities of Mercedes-Benz Canada Inc. with Academic Partners
Dr. Martin Keuerleber
Manager of Production and Manufacturing
Engineering Fuel Cell Division at Mercedes-Benz Canada Inc.
11:15 a.m – 12:00 p.m.
WCIO Project Presentations
-  Hygenic Earth Energy: Success through Collaboration
    Jason Wallace
    VP Business Operations, Proton Technologies Inc.
-  Sensor Platform for Monitoring in-situ Bioremediation
    Victoria Collins
    Researcher, Applied Bio/Nano Industrial Research, NAIT
-  Extending the Range of an All-Electric Drive Transit Bus
    Kevin Dickson
    Research Professional, Red River College
12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Research Keynote Speaker:
Wind Farm Asset Management in Western Canada: A Developing Research Partnership
Dr. David Wood
NSERC/ENMAX Industrial Research Chair in Renewable Energy - University of Calgary
1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Panel Session:
Cypher Environmental's road to innovation through multiple academic research parterships: Why, how and lessons learned.
-  Panel Moderator:
    Joe Cattani
    Industrial Technology Advisor with the Industrial Research Assistance Program
    National Research Council Canada
-  Panelists:
    Todd Burns
    President, Cypher Environmental Ltd.
    Dr. Hamid Mumin
    Professor, Brandon University
    Jose Delos Reyes
    Research Manager, Red River College
1:45 p.m – 2:15 p.m.
WCIO Funded Project Presentations
-  Advanced Characterization of Multi-Fractured Horizontal Wells in Western Canada Low
    Permeability H/C Reservoirs for Improving Efficiency, Hydrocarbon Recovery and Minimizing
    Environmental Footprint

    Puneet Mannan (on behalf of Christopher Clarkson)
    WCIO Senior Business Development Manager, Innovate Calgary
-  Online Oil in Water Analyzer in Thermally Enhanced Heavy Oil Recovery
    Marc Godin
    Technical Advisor, Petroleum Technology Alliance Canada (PTAC)
2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Networking Break
2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Panel Session:
How to Innovate Using Facillitated Academic Research Development.
-  Panel Moderator:
    Dr. Ken Porter
    Vice President Intellectual Property Management
    Innovate Calgary
-  Panelists:
    Irene Mikawoz
    Manager (Prairie region), NSERC
    Thomas RM Boxall
    Manager of Application Development, Lexcom Systems Group Inc.
    Dr. Irfan Al-Albagi
    Assistant Professor, Electronic Systems Engineering, University of Regina
    Manager of Application Development, Lexcom Systems Group Inc.
    Dr. Terry Peckham
    WCIO Research and Innovation Specialist; Instructor, Saskatchewan Polytechnic
3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Cleantech Keynote Speaker:
"Sustainaville" - Leveraging Pan-Canadian Collaboration for Geothermal Energy Production
Alison Thompson
Chair and Co-Founder of the Canadian Geothermal Energy Association
4:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Closing Remarks
4:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Networking Reception



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