On March 19th, OceanAdvance, in cooperation with a number of partners, assesmbled a group of local professionals to indentify potential partnerships, collaborations and opportunities for possible commercialization of research.
The group included approximately 55 people from Memorial University, other research institutions, the private sector and government.
The event was MC’ed by Business Manger Cathy Hogan of OceansAdvance Inc. co-presentor of the event in co-operation with Springboard and NSERC Atlantic. Members met in the Atlantic Room, NCR-OCRE Building, 1 Arctic Avenue. The format of the presentation was similar to previously held events, with each presenter, taking approximately five minutes with a minimum of visuals to explain their technology or services.
Researchers, ocean technology entrepeneurs, and research funding agencies used the event as an opportunity to explain their interest, areas of research, available funds and new programs to a broader audience, identify potential technology markets, identify each other, and determine the potential for partnerships and collaborations.
They were also presented with information about NSERC funding programs and general details on available services for new research and collaboration among companies, universities, and colleges.
Other presenting partners included the Government of Canada; The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador—Business, Tourism, Culture and Rural Development; Concierge Service; Genesis Centre, Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Technology Industries, Research and Development Corporation Newfoundland and Labrador, and Mitacs.
A sampling of participants’ presentations can be found below:
Jungyong (John) Wang – Research Officer, NRC
Ayhan Akinturk- Research Officer, NRC
Ashutosh Sutra Dhar – Assistant Professor, MUN
Eric W. Gill, PhD, P.Eng. ; Weimin Huang, PhD, MUN
Mark Murphy, NRC OCRE
Dr. Aziz Rahman, Memorial University
Jonathan Power, PhD
John O’Leary, Coordinator, Industry Engagement Unit, CNA
Allison Kennedy – Research Associate, NRC – OCRE