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SMC Best Practice - Winter Forum - Ottawa Cluster

March 20, 2012

"Models for Productive Collaboration between Industry and Academe in R&D!"

The place where new discoveries intesect with industrial requirements is one of the most exciting landscapes in advanced technology. But it can be very rough terrain, fraught with issues about ownership of intellectual property, clarity of roles and appropriate levels of investment, among others.

Getting the relationship right to produce the preferred outcomes from partnerships between industry and academe is, if not itself a pure science, certainly an art. Nortel was highly regarded as the master of this art, but there is now a need for the rest of the community to re-discover what makes Productive Collaborations.

Prof. Calvin Plett, Chair of the Department of Engineering at Carleton University, will share some of the lessons they've learned in building highly productive, sustainable relationships with industry. Mohammad Akhter, Principal Architect, IDT Canada will describe their needs from an industrial standpoint and other participants will share their real-world experiences.

So, please join us in Ottawa to gain better insight into a complex subject and to enjoy valuable networking time with your colleagues in an informal sharing of best industry practices. While presented as part of the ITAC SMCouncil's Best Practice Forums, this session will be of interest to any ITAC member interested in improving their outcomes from academic sector collaborations.

Date March 20, 2012
Speakers Prof. Calvin Plett
Chair of the Department of Engineering at Carleton University

Mohammad Akhter
Principal Architect, IDT Canada
Hosted by Bill Farmilo, UBM TechInsights
Location 3000 Solandt Road
Ottawa (Kanata), Ontario K2K 2X2
Schedule 5:30pm – 6:00pm Arrival
6:00pm – 8:00pm Buffet Dinner, Presentations and Discussion
Cost ITAC Members - $45.00 + GST
Non-members - $65.00 + GST

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