The Canadian Innovation Conversation
Are you a small or medium size business? Do you have an innovative product or service that you are interested in selling to government? If yes, the Office of Small & Medium Enterprises (OSME) invites you to attend The Canadian Innovation Conversation being hosted on Wednesday, March 23rd 2011 in St. John’s , NL.
The Canadian Innovation Commercialization Program (CICP) is a new, $40 million procurement program, launched as part of the Government of Canada’s commitment to promote Canada ’s economic growth as announced in Budget 2010. These events will provide the opportunity for companies to showcase their innovative goods and services to federal departments, as well as allow federal departments to share information on their operations and priorities, and any challenges or needs they are experiencing in program delivery.
The CICP targets innovations in four priority areas:
§ Enabling technologies
§ Safety and security
The CICP is managed by Public Works and Government Services Canada(PWGSC),and implemented by the Office of Small and Medium Enterprises (OSME). To help small and medium sized businesses take advantage of the Canadian Innovation Commercialization Program, the Office of Small and Medium Enterprises is organizing a regional event as per the below schedule:
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Holiday Inn St. John’s
St. John’s, Newfoundland
Meeting Room: Salon BCD (Main Level)
This event will provide the opportunity for companies to showcase their innovative goods and services to federal departments, as well as allow federal departments to share information on their operations and priorities, and any challenges or needs they are experiencing in program delivery.
8:30 – 9:00am Registration
9:00 – 9:30am Welcome & Introduction to Canadian Innovation Commercialization Program
9:30 – 12:00pm The Innovation Conversation
List of Presentations:
Canadian Coast Guard (Search & Rescue)
Fisheries and Oceans Canada (Aquaculture)
National Research Council (NRC) – Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP)
Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT)
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)
12:00 – 1:00pm Break (Lunch on your own)
1:00 – 4:00pm Network Meetings**
1:30 – 2:30pm Bidding Session (Office of Small and Medium Enterprises)
* Agenda may be subject to change.
**Network meetings will be pre-scheduled for 15 minutes in duration. eSource Event Registration Ltd. will contact you the week prior to determine your interest and availability in meeting with a government representative.
There is no cost to attend this event but registration is mandatory.To register, please go to:www.eSourceEvent.com/CICPeventNL Should you require accommodation, please contact eSource Event Registration Ltd. for more details.
The official source for information on the Canadian Innovation Commercialization Program is www.buyandsell.gc.ca/innovation.
Please forward to all contacts you feel this may be of interest.