Transforming Communities Through Culture: Creative City Network Conference 2006
Toronto, 18-21 October, 2006
This conference unites academics, planners and policy makers alike in a celebration and exploration of creative cities. The program contains a variety of presentations, including papers and dramatic performances. The themes covered this year include cultural diversity and inclusion, mobilizing citizens/engaging diverse communities, and shared/public spaces.
Universities and the Powering of Knowledge: Policy, Regulation and Innovation
Ottawa, 19-20 October, 2006
Intended for participants involved in or interested in higher education, S&T and innovation policies, the conference will examine ways in which Canadian Universities have been changed, willingly or unwillingly, by federal and other policies and regulation and by efforts to make universities into an innovation engine of the knowledge-based economy. The conference will also explore likely future issues and forces which will influence Canadian universities in the next few years, set in the context of other competitor countries, economies and societies
Paris, 25-27 October, 2006
As European economies seek new solutions for continuous and competitive growth, how will technology play? What does Europe’s future in Pharma, Agriculture, Food, and the Environment look like? Europe’s great bastions of life science are opening up: be there as it happens! Thousands of European and international participants will converge at EuroBiO. It’s where research and industry meet.
BioFinance: Early Phase
Toronto, 1 November, 2006
This is the fourth year for BioFinance Early Phase which will feature presentations by the CEOs from 30 emerging life science companies from across Canada. It will also highlight panel discussions on topics such as: early stage financing, aspects of the deal, insights from biotech entrepreneurs and access to US financing sources. The conference will aslo include presentations by Technology Transfer Offices from various Universities and Research Hospitals.The presenting companies will include those developing new medicines, devices, medical technologies and systems, new research tools including software and hardware and industry product and service providers. These companies will likely have some financing already in place and will be looking to raise up to $5 million. There is also a partnering program for the presenting companies and technology offices. BioFinance Early Phase attracts about 250 people who will include seed fund managers, angel investors, venture capitalists, private equity firms, legal and consulting industry leaders, pharmaceutical executives, biotechnology industry service providers, and media.
Convergent Medical Technologies: Innovation to Implementation
Toronto, 2 November, 2006
Convergent Medical Technologies (CMT) 2006 is YORKbiotech’s 2nd annual conference aimed at bringing together stakeholders from industry, research institutions, health care organizations, financial institutions and government organizations to discover new opportunities for collaboration and innovation.The conference will attract over 200 leaders from companies (small, medium and large), hospitals, research institutions, financial institutions and government organizations who are interested in building networks, exploring and showcasing innovative ideas for products and services, and developing policies and marketing strategies.
Creative Clusters Conference 2006
NewCastleGateshead, UK, 5-8 November, 2006
As the creative industries collectively become major employers, exporters and sources of wealth, are they ready to take on the responsibilities of holding up the economy? It’s one thing for the creative industries to demand serious attention as economic players, and quite another for them actually to take on the role in society of the manufacturing, engineering and extraction industries it is claimed they are replacing. Or is what we are witnessing a different approach to yesterday’s economy? When Bob Lutz, Head of Product Development at GM says ‘we are in the arts and entertainment business’, and the UK Arts Council’s Chief Executive demands ‘arts in the core script’ of policy – education, foreign policy, health and the economy – who is invading whose territory? ‘Creativity’ is increasingly being seen as the strategy that all businesses must adopt to take on the challenges of globalization. But are globalization and the opportunities of creativity really the zero-sum games that these positions imply? And if creativity is a driving force in economic development, are the values hitherto championed by culture, or by commerce, driving change? Or is there another future, a third way, in which people, places and profit reach a new accommodation? These are just a few of the issues to be addressed at this years conference.
Research Incentives: Maximizing Performance in the Knowledge Economy
Ottawa, 15 November, 2006
As Canada continues to cope with the globalization of the knowledge economy, Canadian firms are facing stiff competition from an increasing number of players. They also have more opportunities for global sales, marketing and distribution; and global collaboration, partnerships and outsourcing. For Canada to remain competitive, we need a policy environment that is attractive to entrepreneurs and firms in knowledge-based sectors. What kinds of research and innovation incentives will effectively support the growth of knowledge-based firms in Canada? There are clear choices, including tax measures, the programmatic approach, grants (like the US model), technology transfer from publicly-funded institutions, improving the general business environment. What mix of incentives will the new government in Ottawa choose? How will these choices affect existing programs and policies? What role do different levels of governments have to play and how can they coordinate and focus their efforts? How are other countries using research and other incentives to grow their knowledge-based sectors? This one-day event will explore these and other issues related to research and innovation incentives. Business leaders and other experts will elaborate how Canadian policy makers can utilize incentives to support a vital and growing private sector capable of winning globally.
DRUID-DIME Academy 2007 PhD Winter Conference on Geography, Innovation and Industrial Dynamics
Aalborg, Denmark, 25-27 January, 2007
The conference is open for all PhD students working within the broad field of “industrial dynamics”. The conference is organized by the DRUID Academy for doctoral education and training in collaboration with the EU 6th Framework Network of Excellence DIME Consortium. The event will take place in Denmark on January 25-27, 2007. All doctoral students who wish to present a paper at the DRUID-DIME Academy Winter 2007 Conference must submit an extended abstract (minimum 1000 words; maximum 2000 words) before the deadline of November 6, 2006 through the conference website.
Hydrogen Fuel & Fuel Cells 2007: International Conference and Trade Show
Vancouver, 29 April – 2 May, 2007
Today’s energy challenges have no boundaries. Energy security, climate change, and clean air concerns challenge communities around the world. International research, business and policy collaborations are ensuring that technologies, such as hydrogen and fuel cells, will provide a sustainable future for generations. This conference and trade show will highlight these global activities and developments. Canada, and particularly Vancouver, boasts unrivalled hydrogen and fuel cell expertise. Don’t miss out on the chance to explore BC’s Hydrogen Highway, experience the latest in hydrogen and fuel cell innovations and visit the most advanced hydrogen and fuel cell research facility… the National Research Council’s cutting-edge Institute for Fuel Cell Innovation.
The 16th International Conference on Management of Technology: “Management of Technology for the Service Economy”
Miami Beach, Florida, 13-17 May, 2007
IAMOT 2007 will provide an international technical forum for experts from industry and academia to exchange ideas and present results of ongoing research in the following tracks: Knowledge Management, Green Technologies, Social impact of technology development . MOT Education and Research / Corporate Universities . New Product/Service Development . National and Regional Systems of Innovation . Small and Medium Enterprises . Emerging Technologies . Technology Transfer, Marketing and Commercialization . Technology Foresight and Forecasting . Information and Communication Technology Management . The Integration of Technology and Business Strategies . R&D Management . Project and Program Management . Industrial and Manufacturing System Technologies / Supply Chain Management . New Forms of Organizations . Management of Technology in Developing Countries . Technological Alliances, Mergers and Acquisitions . Theory of Technology . Technology Incubation . Management of Technology for the Service Economy . Innovation/technological development and productivity
Triple Helix VI – Emerging Models for the Entrepreneurial University: Regional Diversities or Global Convergence?
Singapore, 16-18 May, 2007
Organized for the first time in Asia, Triple Helix VI 2007 will provide a global forum for academic scholars from different disciplinary perspectives as well as policy makers, university administrators and private sector leaders from different countries to exchange and share new learning about the diverse emerging models of the entrepreneurial university, the changing dynamics of University- Industry-Government interactions around the world and the complex roles of the university in local, regional and national economic development.