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
Charles Cazabon
VP Venture Capital, Business Development Bank Canada
David Crane
Columnist, Toronto Star
Jeffrey Dale
President, Ottawa Centre for Research and Innovation
Susan Stanford
Director General, Commercialization, National Research Council
Hany Moustapha
Senior Fellow and Manager, Technology & Collaboration, Pratt & Whitney Canada

Speakers, Panelists, and Moderators include

David Brener

Director of Research Translation Programs, CIHR
David Brener

Arthur Carty

National Science Advisor to the Prime Minister of Canada
Arthur Carty

David Crane

Columnist, Toronto Star
David Crane

Jeffrey Crelinsten

Publisher & CEO, RE$EARCH MONEY
Jeffrey Crelinsten

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.

Catherine Eckenswiller

Associate, Smart and Biggar
Catherine Eckenswiller

David Fransen

ADM, Policy, Industry Canada
David Fransen

Ron Freedman

Co-Publisher, RE$EARCH MONEY
Ron Freedman

Shawn Gervais

Corporate Development Manager, Alberta Research Council
Shawn Gervais

Brian Guthrie

Director, Innovation & Knowledge Management, Conference Board of Canada
Brian Guthrie

Mark Henderson

Managing Editor, RE$EARCH MONEY
Mark Henderson

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.

Brian McFadden

CTO, Nortel Networks
Brian McFadden

Claire Morris

President & CEO, AUCC
Claire Morris

Janet Walden

VP Industry-University Programs, NSERC
Janet Walden

Bob de Wit

Director of Licensing, Flintbox
Bob de Wit

Andrew Woodsworth

Vice-President (Acting), Research (Life Sciences and Information Technology), NRC
Andrew Woodsworth

Conference Program

Day 1 - January 1, 1970

00:00

Registration and Continental Breakfast

00:00

Opening Remarks

Mark Henderson, Managing Editor, RE$EARCH MONEY

Jeffrey Crelinsten, Publisher & CEO, RE$EARCH MONEY

00:00

Keynote: Commercialization: Why Basic Research Matters

00:00

Commercialization in the Austin, Texas Cluster

00:00

Break

00:00

How Industry Views Commercialization

Moderator Janet Walden, VP Industry-University Programs, NSERC

Brian McFadden, CTO, Nortel Networks

00:00

The Investors View of Commercialization

Moderator Shawn Gervais, Corporate Development Manager, Alberta Research Council

Catherine Eckenswiller, Associate, Smart and Biggar

00:00

Lunch Address: Commercializing Canadian Research Results: Opportunities and Challenges

Arthur Carty, National Science Advisor to the Prime Minister of Canada

00:00

The Role of Universities in Supporting Successful Commercialization

Moderator David Brener, Director of Research Translation Programs, CIHR

00:00

The Role of Governments

David Fransen, ADM, Policy, Industry Canada

Andrew Woodsworth, Vice-President (Acting), Research (Life Sciences and Information Technology), NRC

00:00

Break

00:00

Wrap-up

Moderator Bob de Wit, Director of Licensing, Flintbox

David Crane, Columnist, Toronto Star

Brian Guthrie, Director, Innovation & Knowledge Management, Conference Board of Canada

Claire Morris, President & CEO, AUCC

00:00

Closing Remarks

Ron Freedman, Co-Publisher, RE$EARCH MONEY

00:00

Reception

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