Academic-Industry Relations WaveGuide Seminar

DatesNovember 20 2012
CityVancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Location1035 West Pender St, Lobby Level, Oceanic Plaza
Contact NameWavefront
Main BodyThe academic sector is a key driver of innovation in the Canadian technology sector. The researchers, facilities, students and capabilities of academia are an important asset for Canadian wireless companies.

Did you know there are various programs available that help to create bridges between industry and academia, connecting the right stakeholders and providing support for collaborative research and development?

While academia may not always be exposed to key market trends that will help guide research and teach students in line with industry needs, this seminar will provide clarity around these important issues. We will explore industry directions, academic capabilities, and support programs for industry-academic relationships.

Featured speakers include senior representatives from leading organizations like Sierra Wireless, Nokia, MITACS, UBC, Emily Carr, FusionPipe and more.

At the end of the event, attendees will have a clear understanding and knowledge of:
• Key industry directions and technical obstacles within the wireless sector
• The capabilities and research strengths of several academic institutions
• The programs that are available through various agencies to help enable industry-academic relationships, and support collaborative research and development
12:30 PM – 1:00 PM Registration and Networking
1:00 PM – 1:30 PM Welcome from Wavefront and current wireless industry trends
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM Presentations from Industry – Sierra Wireless, Nokia, etc.
Technical directions and research opportunities in key areas of the wireless market: next generation networks, machine to machine, mobile applications for business and consumers
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Presentations from academia – UBC, Emily Carr etc.
Research highlights in wireless.
4:00 PM – 4:30 PM Presentations from support organizations – NRC-IRAP, MITACS
1. Programs for collaborative research.
2. Programs for industry training for HQP.
4:30 PM – 5:00 PM Success stories from SMEs – FusionPipe
How have SMEs in Wavefront’s community collaborated with academia for business success?
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Reception and networking


OrganizerKurtis Chow
Address British Columbia Canada

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