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:

 

S Butt

http://www.oceansadvance.net/sites/default/files/SButt_OceansAdvanceConnector_Overview2015.ppt

 

D. Brake

http://www.oceansadvance.net/sites/default/files/Connector Event – Brake – Emsat.ppt

 

Cantec

http://www.oceansadvance.net/sites/default/files/Connector Event – Canatec.ppt

 

Jungyong (John) Wang – Research Officer, NRC

http://www.oceansadvance.net/sites/default/files/Connector Event – Wang.png

 

Ayhan Akinturk- Research Officer, NRC

http://www.oceansadvance.net/sites/default/files/Connector Event – Akinturk.png

 

Ashutosh Sutra Dhar – Assistant Professor, MUN

http://www.oceansadvance.net/sites/default/files/Connector Event – Dhar.pdf

 

Xili Duan

http://www.oceansadvance.net/sites/default/files/Connector Event – Duan.ppt

 

Eric W. Gill, PhD, P.Eng. ; Weimin Huang, PhD, MUN

http://www.oceansadvance.net/sites/default/files/Connector Event – Gill.ppt

 

Helen Zhang

http://www.oceansadvance.net/sites/default/files/Connector Event – Helen Zhang.ppt

 

Lihong Zhang

http://www.oceansadvance.net/sites/default/files/Connector Event – Lihong Zhang.ppt

 

Mark Murphy, NRC OCRE

http://www.oceansadvance.net/sites/default/files/Connector Event – Murphy – NRC OCRE.pdf

 

Dr. Aziz Rahman, Memorial University

http://www.oceansadvance.net/sites/default/files/Connector Event – Rahan.ppt

 

Jonathan Power, PhD

http://www.oceansadvance.net/sites/default/files/Connector Event – Power.pdf

 

John O’Leary, Coordinator, Industry Engagement Unit, CNA

http://www.oceansadvance.net/sites/default/files/Connector Event O’Leary.pdf

 

Frontier SubSea

http://www.oceansadvance.net/sites/default/files/Connector Event – Range – Frontier.pdf

 

Allison Kennedy – Research Associate, NRC – OCRE

http://www.oceansadvance.net/sites/default/files/Connector Event–Allison Kennedy.png