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Research Partnerships & Innovation

Innovate Manitoba's IndustryCONNECTS Part 1

December 19, 2013


Researchers are invited to join Innovate Manitoba’s experienced pitch coaching team to learn and practice the art and science of the research sales pitch.
“You can have brilliant ideas, but if you can’t get them across, your ideas won’t get you anywhere.”
~ Lee Iacocca
Manitoba’s academic researchers are producing world-class innovations and discoveries, but their ideas are often lost in translation when it comes to pitching to potential business partners.  This is resulting in missed opportunities, not only for the individual researchers, but also for Manitoba’s communities and the economy.
Researcher Pitch Coaching: Enrich your Pitch! is an interactive and focused event designed to transform attendees’ research pitch skills and techniques.  This workshop will provide those who attend with everything they need to know about delivering a successful pitch to potential business partners.

Dates/Venues: Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014 | University of ManitobaWednesday, Jan. 29, 2014 | Brandon (Venue TBD)Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014 | University of Winnipeg
Time:   12:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Cost:   No cost to researchers – A light lunch is included

Researcher Pitch Coaching: Enrich your Pitch! is Part 1 of the three part IndustryCONNECTS program designed to enhance connections between researchers and industry to accelerate innovation and help Manitoba firms be more competitive and productive.
Part 2: Researcher Pitch Practice gives researchers a chance to practice and demonstrate what they have learned in Part 1 in front of a panel of expert judges. Part 2 takes place in Winnipeg and Brandon in February 2014.  Learn more…
Researchers and Industry Collide at Part 3 to develop research partnerships and learn about and initiate applications for federal funding.  Part 3 takes place in Winnipeg and Brandon in April 2014. Learn more…
For more information, please contact:
Doug Buchanan
VP Commercialization, Innovate Manitoba | (204) 474-9085