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Leveraging Funded Academic Research for Your Business

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Lambton College, Research & Innovation

1457 London Road

E1-319

Sarnia, ON N7S 6K4

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Bio-Industrial Process Research Centre (BPRC) presents Industry Breakfast focused on 'Leveraging Funded Academic Research for Your Business'

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This Industry Breakfast will feature MITACS, a company that designs and delivers research and training programs in Canada for 20 years, and Western Phytoceutica Inc., a company recognized as Canada’s premier evidence-based ginseng products company, offering the best products to consumers and ingredients for the industry through research and innovation in advanced bio-processing.

Both companies have been extremely successful at innovating new products with support from/collaboration with multiple research-funding organizations and academic researchers provided by Lambton College's Bio-Industrial Process Research Centre (BPRC).

Representing MITACS is Katie Facecchia, Director of Business Development and Ed Lui, Founder of Western Phytoceutica Inc. Both will discuss their research, development, and innovation journey.

Katie and Ed will form part of a panel featuring local representatives from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Industrial Research Assistance Program – National Research Council Canada (IRAP-NRC) and Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) who will share insights on how businesses can leverage Research & Development support to address their business and innovation challenges.

Attendees will learn the following:

1. How to address technical/business challenges with funded academic research support (with examples).

2. General information on who to approach and how the respective funding mechanisms work.

3. Learn about MITACS and Western Phytoceutica Inc., journey towards innovation, commercialization and export.

Agenda:

7:30am: Enjoy some breakfast and informal networking

8:00am: Opening Remarks by Dr. Rob Nicol, Manager BPRC, Lambton College

8:10am: Panelist Introduction

8:20am: Open for discussion

9:15am: Tour of Lambton College's Centre of Excellence in Energy and Bio-Industrial Technologies facility and laboratories.

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Lambton College, Research & Innovation

1457 London Road

E1-319

Sarnia, ON N7S 6K4

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