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Research Partnerships & Innovation

Global Market Intelligence for Solar and Geothermal Energy Solutions

October 17, 2013

International business development is an often-overlooked opportunity for small- to medium-sized (SME) enterprises. Renewable energy solutions definitely have a global market and a group of Red River College students are helping Manitoba SMEs understand where in the world they should seek business development opportunities.
Join Red River College instructor, Tatjana Brkic and selected post-diploma international business students as they share the details of their exciting research and prepare for their presentation and competition at Polytechnics Canada’s Applied Research Showcase 2013 in Calgary. An event is being hosted to present market intelligence information and project details for the industry and the College community. The event will focus on Geothermal and Solar Energy.
Nov. 1, 2013 | Global Market Intelligence for Solar and Geothermal Energy Solutions


12:00 – 1:00 p.m.


Orange Lecture Theatre – Red River College’s Notre Dame Campus


No cost to attend. Light lunch and refreshments will be available.


Topics to be covered by Tatjana and her students:

  • Key elements of the market research project, including its innovative approach, benefits to industry and other project clients, benefits to the students, and benefits to RRC communities
  • Results of the research, i.e. the market intelligence gained for each renewable energy solution
  • Next steps and future opportunities

Come help the student project team prepare for its Polytechnics Canada competition!  One student will be making a five-minute presentation on behalf of the 50 that participated in this collaborative research initiative; your questions and feedback will help us determine the best candidate to represent the College at this high profile national competition.
This project was selected out of several excellent student applied research projects to represent the College at this student showcase for its impact on Red River College’s Triple Bottom Line: People, Planet, and Profits.

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Tatjana Brkic has been an instructor with RRC for over 10 years. She has provided instruction on Management, Business Administration, Economics and Strategy, and Research. Most recently, she has led the Business Applied Research initiative in the Applied Commerce and Education Department. Tatjana came to RRC from MTS Qunara where she established strategic planning and business intelligence functions, researched and analysed their eBusiness industry, technologies, markets and competition. Her multidisciplinary professional experience also included leading the development of an Internet based education resource about business planning for the UNEP SEED initiative; development of a global knowledge network about sustainability in business at IISD; work on Internet business applications at Industry Canada; as well as work on various engineering positions in Volkswagen (Germany) and its subsidiaries in former Yugoslavia. Tatjana Brkic holds an MBA from Dalhousie University in Halifax, NS; MSc in Engineering from University of Belgrade/Sarajevo and a degree in Informatics from Belgrade Business School (Yugoslavia).