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Research Partnerships & Innovation

Linking industry with researchers – IndustryCONNECTS part 3, April 23

April 5, 2013

Screen-shot-2012-11-22-at-11.02.54-AMFollowing a successful debut, Innovate Manitoba’s IndustryCONNECTS returns for part three of a three-part program intended for academic researchers wishing to gain a better understanding of Canadian business needs, and how to pitch their team’s research capabilities accordingly.
IndustryCONNECTS part 3: Matchmaking and Funding Day takes place on April 23, 2013 from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The event will see the Innovate Manitoba team and its supporting organizations work to unite industry with researchers to form federally funded academic research partnerships.
IndustryCONNECTS is specifically designed to assist researchers in linking their research to industry needs to solve business problems. Participants from past events included researchers from the University of Manitoba, Red River College (RRC), University of Winnipeg, and Brandon University.
“I would highly recommend this program to any researcher,” said Deb Gural PhD., Research and Scholarship Committee Co-Chair, Nursing, RRC. “It helps you structure your message so that it is succinct and meaningful to potential industry partners. It’s a useful experience for anyone seeking research funding and it is an opportunity that is not easily obtained elsewhere.”
“Their (the judges’) questions and feedback were most valuable,” said Trust Beta, Canada Research Chair in functional foods and associate professor in food science with the University of Manitoba. “I’ve gained better understanding of how to position my team’s research capabilities in a way that is appealing to industry.”
Event Details
April 23, 2013 | 2 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Networking reception 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
The Roblin Centre at the Exchange District Campus | 160 Princess St. | Winnipeg, MB
Click here to register and for more information.