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Tuesday, November 8 • 15:30 - 17:00
Fertile Ground: How Incubators and Accelerators Drive Innovation / Un terrain fertile : comment les incubateurs et les accélérateurs stimulent l'innovation

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Organized by, TEC Edmonton, Karen Wichuk 

This pan-Canadian panel will share its expertise and experience regarding the role that incubators and accelerators play as drivers of science and innovation.  Through the lens of incubators and accelerators, private sector start-ups, and research intensive universities, panelists will use case studies from across natural, bio and health sciences to take a critical look at why incubators and accelerators are a strong and necessary component of the innovation ecosystem.  The panel will review successes and explore some of the challenges they’ve faced.  The panel will include an analysis of the outcomes associated with incubators and accelerators, their return on investment, and will offer a comparison to other policy alternatives for driving science and innovation. 

Moderators
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Chris Lumb

TEC Edmonton
Since 2010, Chris has been CEO of TEC Edmonton, a joint venture of the University of Alberta and the City of Edmonton. In addition to being the commercialization agent for | university technologies, TEC Edmonton operates the region’s largest accelerator for early-stage technology companies, including both university spinoffs and companies from the broader community. TEC Edmonton's clients are an outstanding group of companies... Read More →

Speakers
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Frank Béraud

Chief Executive Officer, Montréal InVivo
Holding more than 25 years of experience in the life sciences sector, Mr. Béraud has particularly acquired a solid expertise in business development. With a background in sales and marketing within multinationals in the field of clinical diagnostic, his career path has led him to assume responsibility for business development for an SME in the domain of biotechnology, in addition to working as a consultant within the industry as well as... Read More →
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Helen Burt

University of British Columbia
Dr. Burt was born in Manchester, England and obtained her B. Pharm. (Hons) from the University of Bath and her Ph.D in Pharmaceutics from UBC. She is the Angiotech Professor of Drug Delivery in the UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, and began her term as Associate Vice President, Research & International in 2011. Dr. Burt's major research efforts are supported by grants from CIHR and NSERC and involve the... Read More →
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Michelle Miller

Director of Operations, Delta Genomics
Michelle Miller is the Director of Operations for the Delta Genomics Centre, a national, not-for-profit biobanking, genotyping, and sequencing company that services members of both the livestock industry and the research community. She oversees the laboratory’s operations, including process improvement and optimization, financial management, customer service, and human resource activities. The Delta Genomics Centre is The Delta Genomics... Read More →
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Debbie Plouffe

Vice President Research, Center for Aquaculture Technologies Canada,
Dr. Debbie Plouffe is the Vice President of Research for the Center for Aquaculture Technologies Canada (CATC).  Dr. Plouffe is a molecular and cell biologist with a strong background in fish immunology and fish health. She received her undergraduate (1999) and doctoral (2005) degrees from the University of Alberta in Edmonton and held a post-doctoral fellowship at the NRC in Halifax for two years where she developed DNA-vaccines for... Read More →
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Chris Plunkett

Director of External Relations, Communitech
Chris Plunkett is the Director of External Relations at Communitech, a public-private innovation hub in Waterloo Region that supports the growth of more than a thousand small, mid-sized and large technology companies.   Prior to joining Communitech, Chris was the Spokesperson and Counsellor (Public Affairs) at the Embassy of Canada to the United States, worked at the Permanent Mission of Canada to the United Nations in New York, and held a... Read More →


Tuesday November 8, 2016 15:30 - 17:00
Room 209

Attendees (15)