The Ninth Annual RE$EARCH MONEY Conference - March 25, 2010 Ottawa
TORONTO, March 24 /CNW/ - The large industrial research lab is no longer the norm. Multinational firms now globally distribute their R&D and collaborate with partners in public and private sector institutions. How has this dramatic change affected public policies and how have policies affected private sector R&D and the corporate environment? Does the "new normal" offer opportunities to a country like Canada? The conference takes place on March 25, 2010 at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa.
Conference Program ------------------ 8:30-8:40 Welcome and Opening Remarks Jeffrey Crelinsten, Co-publisher, and Mark Henderson, Managing Editor, Research Money 8:40-9:15 Opening Keynote: Bill Buxton, Principal Researcher, Microsoft Canada's Policy Conundrum 9:15-10:30 Keynote: Fred Gault, Professorial Fellow, United Nations University MERIT, Professor Extraordinaire, Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa Canada's Industrial R&D Performance 10:30-11:00 Networking Break 11:00-noon Panel 1: The Changing Nature of Industrial Research Raymond Leduc, Director, Bromont Manufacturing, IBM Canada Nolwen Mahé, Director for Montreal, Office of the Chief Scientist, SAP David Miller, Senior Vice President, The Woodbridge Group Moderator: Peter Carbone, Chair of the Board of Directors, Coral CEA 12:00-13:30 Lunch 13:30-14:00 Keynote: H. Douglas Barber, Distinguished Professor-in- Residence, McMaster University and former CEO & Co-Founder, Gennum Corporation Why Firms Do R&D 14:00-15:00 Panel 2: Industry-University Collaboration Tom Corr, President & CEO, Ontario Centres of Excellence Inc. Robin Harkness, Associate Vice President, Program Leader, Sanofi Pasteur Janet Walden, Vice President, Research Partnerships, NSERC Moderator: Tom Brzustowski, RBC Professor, Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa; Board Chair, Institute for Quantum Computing, University of Waterloo 15:00-15:30 Networking Break 15:30-16:30 Panel 3: Policy Implications Morgan Elliott, Director of Government Relations, Research In Motion Jim Roche, President & CEO, Stratford Managers Corporation Samuel Stevens, Executive Director, Ontario Region, NRC-IRAP Moderator: David Crane, Global Issues Columnist and Author 16:30-16:45 Conference Close Ron Freedman, Co-publisher, Research Money
Industrial R&D: Is Canada Really Lagging? is presented in collaboration with Research In Motion, the, Ontario Centres of Excellence and the Networks of Centres of Excellence. Association Partners: ITAC, CATA Alliance, OCRI and BioteCanada.
RESEARCH MONEY, a subscription-based newsletter published 20 times annually since 1987, is Canada's premier source of intelligence on research and development, science and technology and innovation. RESEARCH MONEY, a division of The Impact Group, a Toronto-based consulting firm has been organizing conferences on topics of interest to Canada's innovation community since 2001.
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