Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)

December 03, 2010 10:05 ET

Media Advisory: INNOVATION 2010-Canada's R&D Partnership Conference

December 5-7, 2010 at the Westin Hotel, Ottawa, ON

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 3, 2010) - The Alliance for Commercialization of Canadian Technologies (ACCT Canada), the Federal Partners in Technology Transfer (FPTT) and the Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) invite you to join more than 500 of Canada's most distinguished scientists and technology transfer experts, government officials and members of the academic and business community for INNOVATION 2010, Canada's R&D Partnership Conference.

INNOVATION 2010 is a unique joint conference bringing together Canadian academic and government representatives with industry representatives to address the future of competitiveness and innovation in Canada's economy. With the federal government's recent establishment of an independent expert panel on innovation, this conference could not be timed better.

Emphasizing collaboration, strategy, creativity and internationalization, and aimed at stimulating real-world, practical ideas and solutions that support the successful mobilization of new knowledge and the delivery of new products and services, INNOVATION 2010 will help:

  • Shape Canada's world-renowned research excellence into the next generation of products and services to benefit Canadians and Canadian industry;
  • Develop new partnerships and alliances;
  • Generate networks among key players in Canada's industry, research and commercialization sectors;
  • Showcase the successes of innovation leaders from around the globe;
  • Enable attendees to meet face-to-face with more than 40 Trade Commissioners representing countries around the globe.

Keynote Speakers:

Preston Manning C.C. 

Former Leader of the federal Opposition; Founder, President and CEO of the Manning Centre for Building Democracy; Companion of the Order of Canada

Pat Horgan

Vice-President of Development, Manufacturing and Operations, IBM Canada

Alan Barrell

Entrepreneur-in-Residence, University of Cambridge

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