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Canada-India Innovation Conference

September 23, 2016 at 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Location:Atrium Richcraft Hall


The Canada-India Centre for Excellence, in partnership with the High Commission of India and the Indo-Canada Ottawa Business Chamber (ICOBC), will be hosting the Innovation Conference on September 23, 2016 at Carleton University.

The aim of the conference is to highlight and discuss emerging opportunities in Canada and in India in the areas of:

(1)   Innovation: Innovation Agenda, Make in India

(2)   Infrastructure & Investment: Energy, Digital Infrastructure, Smart Cities initiative

The conference will bring together experts from academia, private sector and government to identify policy, technology, and business collaboration opportunities between the two countries, and how Canadians can build long-term relationships with their Indian counterparts.

Specifically, issues of collaboration around funding, resources, technology, knowledge, innovative processes, and human resource development will be discussed. Participants and panelists will be encouraged to provide “out of the box” solutions to overcome challenges and seize the opportunities.

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Speakers and Agenda

9:00AM – 9:35AM: Registration

9:35AM – 9:50AM: Ministerial remarks

  • Mr. David Lametti, Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of International Trade, Canada

9:50AM – 10:10AM: Welcome Remarks

  • Dr. Roseann O’Reilly Runte, President and Vice-Chancellor, Carleton University

10:10AM – 10:30AM: Opening remarks

  • H.E. Mr. Vishnu Prakash, High Commissioner of India to Canada

10:30AM – 10:50AM – Mr. Brad Loiselle, President, BetterU

10:50AM – 11:00AM – Coffee break

11:00AM – 12:00PM – Innovation Panel
(Theme: Key Canadian and Indian innovation policies and how they can be leveraged to promote trade)

  • Mr. David Watters, President, Global Advantage Consulting Group
  • Prof. V. V. Krishna, Centre for Studies in Science Policy, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India
  • Mr. Brad Loiselle, President, BetterU
  • Mr. Raj Narula, Founder and CEO, InCa Synergies
  • Moderator: Dr. Pauline Rankin, Associate Vice-President, Research and International, Carleton University

12:00PM – 12:30PM – Questions and answers

12:30PM – 1:30PM: Lunch

1:30PM – 2:00PM: Remarks by the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development (ISED)

2:00PM – 3:00PM: Infrastructure and Investment Panel
(Theme: Key Canadian strengths in clean technologies, digital infrastructure, and defence and how to effectively address India’s market)

  • Ms. Julie Sunday, DG, Natural Resources Canada
  • Dr. Nimal Rajapakse, Vice-President Research and International, Carleton University
  • Mr. Sacha Gera, Senior Vice-President, GENBAND
  • Mr. Angsuman Rudra, CEO, D-TA Systems Inc.
  • Moderator: Dr. Sukhwant Nannar, Chair, Indo-Canada Ottawa Business Chamber

3:00PM – 3:15PM: Coffee break

3:15PM – 4:15PM: Keynote Speech

  • Krish Suthanthiran, President Kitsault Energy

4:15PM – 4:30PM: Closing remarks

4:30PM – 6:00PM: Cocktail reception/Cultural performance