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Accelerating Innovation: Grow Your Business and Improve Competitiveness Through Ontario’s Advanced Technology Platform Programs

December 4, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 2:00 pm

Are you someone who tends to shy away from using advanced technology programs in your business? Don’t be scared! Using advanced technology platforms and programs in your day to day doesn’t have to be as daunting as it sounds. 


The Sandbox Centre welcomes you to join a stimulating information session that will provide insight into advanced technology platforms and programs so your business can become more efficient and contribute to building an economy that is globally competitive. Hear from IBM Canada as they deliver a keynote engagement that includes detailed insight on connecting advanced technology opportunities for your business! 

This intriguing keynote will be followed by panel discussions that touch on four program areas within the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) Advanced Technology Platform and how the technology industry is finding ways to innovate and collaborate with surrounding academic institutions such as Lakehead University and Georgian College. Hear from industry experts and the SME’s who have benefitted from these programs! 


In addition to a keynote and panel discussion, guests have the opportunity to participate in one-on-one consultations to explore these programs further and how they could provide your business with value.

OCE is supporting a number of initiatives to develop and adopt advanced technologies and transfer these new technologies to local industries. This is your chance to open the door to innovation with your business! No matter the industry, no matter the size, this session is for everyone and will expand your thinking when it comes to innovation and technology in business. Register for free via snapd tix here!


This event is proudly supported by Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE), Lakehead University, and Georgian College.



Wednesday, December 4

9:00am – 2:00pm

Sandbox Centre


8:30 – 9:00am    Registration & Networking
9:00- 9:30am      Welcome and Opening Remarks
9:30 – 9:55         Keynote Presentation by IBM Canada
9:55 – 10:45       Panel Discussion – Advanced Technology Platform Programs
10:45 – 11:00     Break
11:00 – 11:50     Panel Discussion – Industry-Academic Collaboration
11:50 – 1:00       Lunch Provided! Network Break
1:00 – 2:00         One-on-One Consultation Break Out Sessions


December 4, 2019
8:30 am - 2:00 pm


Sandbox Centre


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