“There are No “Grants” – How to Maximize Your Returns when Seeking Funding from Public Programs”
An interactive overview of public programs supporting technology development and commercialization in Ontario. We will focus on programs related to industry – academic collaboration and the spin-out of technology from academic institutions to start-ups. The presentation will include examples of successful projects.
Thursday, October 20, 5PM-7PM.
Regional Director, Ontario Centres of Excellence
The Ontario Centres of Excellence builds collaborations between Ontario companies and academic research teams that accelerate and expand the ability of companies to bring competitive products to market.
John leads the business development team developing and managing roughly 200 active projects between companies and academic institutions in the Greater Toronto Area. He previously held the position of Director Business Development with the OCE Centre for Communications and Information Technologies.
Prior to joining OCE, John spent over 15 years in international management and consulting on business development for large industrial process control systems technologies securing major projects in China, United States, Brazil, Taiwan and Canada.
John holds an MBA from Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, and holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Systems Design Engineering from the University of Waterloo.