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Special Webinar: Strengthening the Canadian Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Ecosystem: What types of intellectual property matter, and to whom?

octobre 18, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT

Innovation in advanced manufacturing is essential to maintaining and growing good quality jobs in Canada, as well as ensuring domestic supply of critical products.

There is great pressure to move advanced manufacturing production offshore to lower labour cost jurisdictions, in order to improve margins. An alternative way to improve margins and profitability is through product and process innovation here in Canada. To do so, advanced manufacturing companies often rely on open innovation practices, including R&D alliances with universities and colleges. They also protect their innovative products and processes through IP.

This webinar presents findings from two surveys on the IP strategy and open innovation practices of Canadian composite manufacturing companies. In particular, the types of IP used by composite manufacturing firms of varying size will be presented and implications discussed.

Following the presentation of results, expert panelists will interpret the findings and propose strategies to strengthen the Canadian Advanced Manufacturing Innovation ecosystem.

This webinar is co-hosted by 4POINT0 and Composites Knowledge Network (CKN)



Anoush Poursartip
Professor, Materials Engineering, University of British Columbia; Director, Composites Research Network; Co-Director, Composites Knowledge Network

Elicia Maine
Professor, Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University (SFU); Special Advisor on Innovation, VP Research, SFU; Academic Director, Invention to Innovation (i2I) Program, SFU

Stewart Cramer
Chief Manufacturing Officer, NGen Canada

Shayan Fahimi
PhD Candidate, University of British Columbia

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Date :
octobre 18, 2021
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10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT
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