Council for Innovation and Commercialization
Emerging technologies are disrupting traditional industries and consumer demands.
Organizations must weigh R&D decisions, and protect their intellectual property, while also engaging with their innovation ecosystem, investors, vendors, and partners.
Innovation and tech leaders must balance competitive advantage with culture influences, sustainability considerations, and regulatory frameworks.
Stay informed. Connect with the best. Join CIC.
Who Should Join?
This council is for chief executives who oversee innovation, innovation strategy, technology adoption, or R&D within their organization, as well as, economic development and innovation community leaders.
- Discuss emerging technologies and strategic approaches to adopting technologies that could disrupt industries
- Evaluate technology development, and innovative financing models for R&D and developing intellectual property
- Engage with culture and communities, develop new skills, and explore innovation ecosystems that attract customers
- Provide leadership on Canada’s critical innovation challenges, notably regulations and public incentives to create effective marketplaces
Benefits of Membership
|Hear from Canadian and global experts.||Connect with an exclusive, independent network of senior leaders from private and public sector organizations.||Discover best practices through our regular, confidential meetings—including roundtables, tours, give-and-get sessions, and knowledge cafés.||Understand major forces driven by Industry 4.0, such as what sector will be affected, and the organizational and societal implications.|
For more information about the Council for Innovation and Commercialization or to arrange for a guest invitation to attend one of our meetings, please contact our team.
From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET; after hours, please send an e-mail.
3M Canada Company
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions
Canadian Space Agency
Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Red River College Polytechnic
Shared Services Canada
Springboard Atlantic Inc.
Workplace Safety & Prevention Services
Xerox Research Centre of Canada
Xerox Research Centre of Canada
The Council for Innovation and Commercialization provides an outstanding forum for networking with experts in technology and innovation. The thought-provoking seminars and discussions provide a wealth of ideas that can be applied within your own industry.
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Creating the Right Ecosystems to Commercialize
September 27–28, 2022 • Humber College, Toronto, ON
Evolving Innovation Capacity
Alex Morris, Partner, McKinsey & Company
Navdeep Bains, Vice-Chair, Global Investment Banking, CIBC World Markets Inc.
Peter Smit, Founder, Collabogence
John Knubley, Corporate Director, Board Member, The Conference Board of Canada
Innovating for Resiliency
Ted Mallett, Director, Economic Forecasting, The Conference Board of Canada
Stéphane Germain, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, GHGSat
Janice Francisco, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, BridgePoint Effect
John Bayliss, Executive Vice-President, Transformation Officer, Walmart Canada