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The Council for Innovation and Commercialization (CIC) offers its participants an extensive networking opportunity through three meetings per year. These meetings provide participants with access to acknowledged experts who present the latest findings on issues, trends and best practices of strategic importance. The meetings are a forum for the exchange of information and insight on issues and challenges and provide an informal, confidential venue for participants to discuss issues and challenges that currently affect their daily lives and to stay on top of changes that are on the horizon.

Upcoming Meetings

May 15-16, 2019
Halifax, NS
Theme: Increasing Canadian Productivity by Leveraging Innovation Ecosystems

October 1-2, 2019
Ottawa, ON
Theme: TBD

Are you interested in attending as a guest? Contact Marianne Fotia at for more details.

Past Meeting Agendas

Recent Meeting Topics

  • Knowledge Management and Information Technology
  • Ecosystems
  • Culture
  • Open Innovation
  • Design Thinking
  • Innovation Foresight
  • Leadership
  • Innovation Execution
  • Investment Challenges
  • Changing Business Climate
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Economic Development through SME’s
  • Professional Skills Development
  • Creativity
  • Organizational Structures and Processes
  • Measuring Innovation Performance
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Knowledge Management
  • Competitive Business Intelligence
  • Attracting Human Resources to R&D
  • Technology Road-mapping

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Contact Us

For more information on how you can participate in the Council for Innovation and Commercialization, or for a guest invitation to a meeting, contact:

Dianne Williams
Associate Director, Strategy and Operations

Marianne Fotia
Manager, Executive Networks