2017 R$ Conference Proceedings Are Now Available

It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for: the 2017 conference proceedings are now available online. The conference, An Opportunity to Excel: Advancing Canada’s New Innovation Agenda, took place April 4-5 2017 in Ottawa.

Created by the excellent Tim Lougheed, the conference proceedings provide a comprehensive overview of the entire conference including every panel, speaker, and Q&A session. Some of the panels and speakers include:

Budget 2017 and Innovation: Where do we go from here?

  • MODERATOR: ARVIND GUPTA, Former CEO and Scientific Director, Mitacs; Former President and Vice-Chancellor, UBC
  • JACQUES BERNIER, Managing Partner, Teralys Capital
  • MARTHA CRAGO, Vice-President (Research), Dalhousie University
  • TERRY STUART, Chief Innovation Officer, Deloitte Canada


Supporting global science excellence

  • MODERATOR: BERT VAN DEN BERG, Director, Colleges, Commercialization and Portfolio Policy, NSERC
  • ALLISON BARR, Director, Ontario Office of the Chief Scientist, Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science
  • RÉMI QUIRION, Chief Scientist of Quebec


Building world-leading clusters and partnerships

  • MODERATOR: IAIN STEWART, President, National Research Council of Canada
  • RORY FRANCIS, Executive Director, PEI BioAlliance
  • LAURA KILCREASE, CEO, Alberta Innovates
  • EME ONUOHA, Vice President, Global Government Affairs (Canada), Xerox Corporation


Innovation challenges and opportunities: Views from the C-suite

  • MODERATOR: LARRY LAM, Partner, Industrial, Clean and Energy (ICE) Technology Venture Fund, BDC Capital
  • TABITHA CREIGHTON, SVP, iQmetrix; CEO, InvestNextDoor
  • JASON FLICK, Co-Founder & CEO, You.i TV
  • VICKI SAUNDERS, Founder, SheEO


Inside the policy trenches: Priorities and external collaboration opportunities

  • MODERATOR: TOM CORR, President and CEO, Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE)
  • RICHARD BOTHAM, Assistant Deputy Minister, Finance Canada
  • LAWRENCE HANSON, Assistant Deputy Minister, Science and Innovation Sector, Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED)
  • DAVID MANICOM, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada


Download the Proceedings for free now

Keynote presentation slides are also available here