Media Advisory - Zarlink President and CEO Kirk Mandy to Give the Keynote Address at The Sixth Annual Research Money Conference: "Are Canada's Business R&D Incentives Working?"

    TORONTO, March 6 /CNW/ - Kirk Mandy, President & CEO of Zarlink, will
give the keynote address at the sixth annual Research Money Conference in
Ottawa on March 8, 2007. With a mix of speakers and panels the conference will
explore whether Canada's business research and development incentives are
helping or hindering Canadian firms as they compete in the global knowledge
economy. In particular, are research and innovation incentives effective? Are
other incentives required? How are other countries using research and other
incentives to grow their knowledge-based sectors? Complete program:

                       The Research Money Conference
                       DATE: Thursday, March 8, 2007
                       TIME: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m
                       PLACE: National Arts Centre, Panorama Room

    Speakers and panelists include:

    Stewart Beck       Assistant Deputy Minister, Investment, Innovation and
                        Sectors, Foreign Affairs and International Trade
    Peter Calamai      Science Writer, The Toronto Star
    Lisa Crossley      President & CEO, Nysa Membrane Technologies Inc.
    Bob Fessenden      Deputy Minister, Alberta Advanced Education and
    Iain Gillespie     Head, Biotechnology Division, OECD
    Alastair Glass     Deputy Minister, Ontario Ministry of Innovation and
    Garth Issett       VP, Manufacturing Development Operations, IBM Canada
    Dave Jaworsky      Director, Government and University Relations, RIM
    Paul Johnston      President, Precarn Incorporated
    Lynda Leonard      Senior Vice-President, ITAC
    Kirk Mandy         President and CEO, Zarlink Semiconductor
    Jim Roche          Acting President & CEO, Canadian Microelectronics
                        Corporation, Retired President & CEO, Tundra
    Mark Romoff        President & CEO, Ontario Centres of Excellence
    Molly Shoichet     President and Founder, Matregen Corp, Professor,
                        University of Toronto
    Geneviève Tanguay  Assistant Deputy Minister
                       Ministère de Développment économique, Innovation et
                        Exportation, Québec
    Dan Trépanier      Strategy Officer, AMCC
    Janet Walden       Vice President, Research Partnerships Programs, NSERC
    Jacek Warda        Managing Principal, JPW Innovation Associates Inc.
    Clive Willis       Consultant
    John Wood          Senior Advisor, Science and Technology, General Motors

                       The Research Money Conference
                       DATE: Thursday, March 8, 2007
                       TIME: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m
                       PLACE: National Arts Centre, Panorama Room

    Research Money, Canada's leading research funding investment newsletter,
presents this conference in collaboration with its partners: Research In
Motion, NSERC, Ottawa Citizen, Industry Canada, Ontario Centres of Excellence,
Precarn, FPTT, CMC, ACCT, ITAC, and OCRI. For more information about Research
Money and the complete conference program, visit

For further information:

For further information: Janet Sandor, Director of Communications,
Research Money, (416) 481-7070 ext. 25, (416) 802-5526 (March 7th and 8th)

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