Date: Friday, December 7

Time: 9:00 – 1:00
Location: Ramada Inn, St. John’s, NL
Cost: Free


This casual and interactive session will provide an opportunity for firms and academic researchers to share information related to environmentally focussed research and innovations. Bridges will be built between businesses in the environmental sector and the various related academic programs.

Firms, researchers, and funding partners will meet and match on mutual ideas and interests.

Representatives from NSERC, the Department of Innovation, Business and Rural Development, ACOA, RDC, Mitacs, and more will be on hand to outline their programs to support research, hire researchers, hire students, etc. Environmental sector researchers from just about every science related discipline – engineering, marine systems, geography, biology, chemistry, geo sciences, environmental studies, innovation, food sciences, technology programs, etc. – will be present to introduce their work. And NEIA member businesses will explain their business interests and decide if partnerships can be struck.

Session Draft Agenda:

9:00 – 9:25 Coffee / Pastries
9:25 – 9:30 Welcome / Agenda – NEIA
9:30 – 9:40 Introduction to Research Funding Agencies
9:40 – 10:10 Roundtable introductions of company representatives present and overview of key industry R&D interests identified
10:10 – 10:15 Coffee Break
10:15-10:45 Overviews of Academic Research Capacity in Thematic Areas – Short Overviews & Introduction of Academic representatives
10:45 – 11:00 General Q&A/Discussion
11:00 – 12:00 Networking to identify opportunities for partnership development
12:00 – 1:00 Networking continued over Lunch

Participating firms are asked to complete a slide with their respective logo, description of activities, and research interests. The slide template can be downloaded by clicking here. Contact Abbie Hodder at for help if you need it.

Click here to register online, or contact Kieran Hanley at 709.772.3342 or