Commercialization: What’s Working, What’s Not
Presented in Collaboration with IRAP/NRC
With Keynote Speaker: Mike Lazaridis, co-CEO, Research in Motion
Research Money once again shines the spotlight on the federal government’s innovation agenda. Join key players from business, government and academia to examine what’s working and what’s not with research commercialization.
Program Advisory Group:
H. Douglas Barber
Former CEO, Gennum Corporation
VP Venture Capital, Business Development Bank Canada
Columnist, Toronto Star
President, Ottawa Centre for Research and Innovation
Director General, Commercialization, National Research Council
Senior Fellow and Manager, Technology & Collaboration, Pratt & Whitney Canada
Speakers, Panelists, and Moderators include
Mark has written extensively on research and innovation policy and funding issues since 1994. As the Editor of RE$EARCH MONEY, he has interviewed hundreds of industry executives, senior government officials, research managers and other leaders in Canada’s science, technology and innovation communities. Mark has worked as a journalist and editor for several publications over the past 35 years, including “Network Letter, Report on Wireless”, “Canadian Communications Reports”, “The Electronics Communicator” and “The Ottawa Citizen”. He resides in Ottawa and is an avid music and film aficionado.
Jeffrey Crelinsten is CEO of Research Money Inc. and publisher of RE$EARCH MONEY. He is also President and CEO of The Impact Group, a consultancy he co-founded in 1987, specializing in science, technology and innovation policy, communications and education. Jeffrey has been studying challenges facing tech entrepreneurs and the innovation ecosystems that try to support them for over 25 years. He developed the R$ conferences to bring together leaders from the private and public sector to address critical issues around innovation policy and knowledge-based commerce.
Before founding The Impact Group, Jeffrey taught science and human affairs at Concordia University and had an active career as a science documentary writer for radio and television.
Jeffrey is Senior Research Fellow at the Innovation Policy Lab, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto. He is a founding director of the International Commercialization Alliance and is a past-President of the Canadian Science Writers Association. Jeffrey has a B.Sc. in physics from McGill University, a M.Sc. in astronomy from University of Toronto and a Ph.D. in history of science and science policy from University of Montreal.
Day 1 - January 1, 1970
Registration and Continental Breakfast
Keynote: Commercialization: Why Basic Research Matters
Commercialization in the Austin, Texas Cluster
How Industry Views Commercialization
The Investors View of Commercialization
Lunch Address: Commercializing Canadian Research Results: Opportunities and Challenges
Arthur Carty, National Science Advisor to the Prime Minister of Canada
The Role of Universities in Supporting Successful Commercialization
The Role of Governments
Andrew Woodsworth, Vice-President (Acting), Research (Life Sciences and Information Technology), NRC
Brian Guthrie, Director, Innovation & Knowledge Management, Conference Board of Canada