About the Forum
The fourth annual New Brunswick Innovation Forum will be held at the Fredericton Convention Centre, Fredericton, New Brunswick November 2-3, 2011. NRC believes that creating globally competitive technology clusters is one of the best strategies for fostering a nation's economic growth. For the past nine years, NRC-IIT has been a catalyst and facilitator of growth in the knowledge industry in New Brunswick.
Again this year, the “call for innovative technologies, products and services” is extended to all Atlantic Canadian ICT companies, researchers and scientists and an invitation is issued to national and international members of the ICT industry to register to attend this exciting event.
All the more reason why you don’t want to miss the New Brunswick Innovation Forum 2011: Atlantic Canada’s Fast Track to IT Opportunities.
In a word how have attendees described this event?
…stimulating, valuable, awesome, educating, opportunity, essential,
“I want to thank you once again for a superb time in New Brunswick. I really had the feeling that I was integrated in a warm-hearted community, where both science and business come to their rights.” KORION Simulation, Germany
Who should come?
Are you a decision-maker looking for new ideas, opportunities, cost reductions, improved quality? Does your company need financing or a partner to help you bring your great ideas to the marketplace? Whether you want to develop technologies, find new technologies to add to your portfolio, collaborate, commercialize, or attract investment, the New Brunswick Innovation Forum 2011 is your innovation matchmaker. We can connect you to the people you need to meet. You’ll leave armed with the connections to take innovation out the door into reality.
In addition the Education and Industry sessions will provide all attendees with valuable information on issues, challenges and trends facing the ICT industry.
What’s the focus?
The New Brunswick Innovation Forum 2011 offers a venue for innovative companies, investors, scientists and researchers to find each other so that more Atlantic Canadian innovations can reach the marketplace.
The theme for 2011 is…
Strength and leadership in science, technology and innovation is the price of entry to full participation in the knowledge-based global economy of the 21st century. To thrive in the new global economy, a country must innovate. Deep and comprehensive capacities to discover, create, source, adopt and market new goods and services underpin our country's future economic growth and each citizen's quality of life. Improvements in our health, personal security, and the quality of our environment all go hand-in-hand with our ability to innovate.
Innovation is the process by which individuals, companies and organizations develop, master and use new products, designs, processes and business methods. These can be new to them, if not to their sector, their nation or to the world. The components of innovation include:
- research and development
- capital investment, and
- training and development.
State of the Nation 2008, Science, Technology and Innovation Council (STIC)
Innovation goes far beyond R&D
It goes far beyond the confines of research labs to users, suppliers and consumers everywhere – in government, business and non-profit organizations, across borders, across sectors, and across institutions
OECD Innovation Strategy
How does it work?
At this highly focused matchmaking event, 32 panelists will offer the most innovative ideas, technologies and business opportunities to an international audience of motivated receptors. All ICT related innovations and opportunities will be eligible for submission through the Call for Proposals. A selection committee will review the submissions and choose eight panelists in each of the following streams:
- Technology Transfer (Company)
- University and Federal Lab Technologies for Transfer
- International Opportunities – this category is reserved for International researchers and companies that are offering business opportunities to Canadian companies.
Networking Opportunities: Networking is at the heart of this event. Each series of presentations will be followed by a 30-minute "Meet the Panelists" networking session. Panelist will have clearly marked stations in the event Network Centre where interested audience members connect with them directly.
Those who have registered to attend the event will have the opportunity to pre-establish meetings with panelists and key stakeholders prior to the event using the Make a Meeting function on the website.
Education/Industry Sessions: Exciting Education and Industry Sessions featuring Canadian and International speakers that you won’t want to miss.
The registration fee will include:
- Access to all Panelist Sessions
- Access to “Meet the Panelists” networking opportunities and the Network Centre
- Access to the Make a Meeting option from the event website
- 1 Full and 1 Continental Breakfast
- 2 Lunches
- 1 Banquet Dinner
- Access to Industry / Educational Sessions
To register to attend the event, please visit the Registration section.