Carleton University and the Italian Embassy in Ottawa will welcome His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and the Hon. Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology), to a special innovation forum called Spin-off and Startups: Innovation Partnerships Between Universities, Researchers, Institutions and Industry.
The all-day event, co-hosted by the University of Toronto and the Public Policy Forum, will bring together more than 100 presidents of universities, representatives of leading research centres and venture capitalists from Italy and Canada. They will discuss existing agreements between Italian and Canadian universities and explore future possibilities for co-operation, particularly in science and technology, to bolster both the Italian economy and provide a template for the European Union.
Among invited guests and speakers are Carleton President Roseann O’Reilly Runte; John McDougall, president of the National Research Council of Canada; Suzanne Fortier, president of the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council; and Gilles Patry, president and CEO of the Canada Foundation for Innovation.
Discussion sessions will include developing innovative strategies, accelerating innovation and research partnerships, funding innovation, and a special look at the automotive, aerospace and agri-foods sectors.
The event will be broadcast live on Carleton’s website at www.carleton.ca/ci/canadaitalyinnovation. Media are invited to attend. Please register in advance with the contact below and leave media credentials on your windshields.
What: Spin-off and Startups: Innovation Partnerships Between Universities, Researchers, Institutions and Industry.
When: Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Conference Room, 2nd Floor, River Building, Carleton University.
Parking: Located under the building or in Parking Lot 2. A campus map is located at http://www1.carleton.ca/campus/.
For more information:
Media Relations Co-ordinator
613-520-2600, ext. 1391