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April 24 Event to Showcase Applied Research Success Stories

April 18, 2013

Sheridan and Haltech showcase applied research 'wins' at networking event

For Immediate Release: April 18, 2013
Oakville, ON

Sheridan College, in partnership with HalTech Regional Innovation Centre (RIC), is pleased to offer an afternoon of networking and education with community, government and academic partners at Sheridan’s Second Annual Applied Research and Innovation Showcase. The event will be held at the Trafalgar Road Campus in Oakville on Wednesday, April 24 from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

The showcase features the innovative force of college-community partnerships, and celebrates how this vibrant applied research work leads to success for our partners and a richer learning experience for students.

International speaker, organizational innovation and personal creativity expert Dr. Ginger Grant (http://www.mythsamongus.org/ginger/) will share her insight on how innovative people programs transform corporate culture and lead to business success. The address will draw on the illustrious Sheridan Faculty of Business Professor’s acclaimed talks at the Global Innovators Conference in Doha, Qatar and the Conference Board of Canada.

Showcase participants can explore a tradeshow featuring hands-on demonstrations and network with the industry partners and research teams behind some of Sheridan’s most meaningful recent research projects. Displays include a furniture design project for Emily’s House, Toronto’s first palliative care hospice for children battling life-limiting illnesses, and a research partnership with Toronto-based Jibestream (recently named Canada’s Most Innovative Company in ICT at the Canadian Innovation Exchange), an investigation of way-finding kiosk software that suggests how usability could be improved for older adults. Javelin Reality of Oakville will share their success in launching a new company to further develop the proof of concept that came out of a Sheridan research project (funded by FedDev Ontario) with plans to commercialize.

HalTech Regional Innovation Centre, a strong partner and supporter of Sheridan’s applied research initiatives, will host a Halton Demo Night at Sheridan after the showcase, providing local entrepreneurs the opportunity to demonstrate their products and services from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

To register for the Applied Research Showcase, please visit http://bit.ly/Showcase2013.

HalTech is funded by the Government of Ontario, the Ontario Network of Excellence (ONE) is Ontario’s innovation system. The ONE is made up of regional and sector focused organizations designed to help Ontario-based entrepreneurs rapidly grow their companies, and create jobs. For more information visit oneinnovation.ca. The Second Annual Applied Research and Innovation Showcase is generously sponsored by NSERC.

MEDIA CONTACT:

Kelly Karius
Office of Applied Research and Innovation
Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning
Phone: 905-815-4261; kelly.karius@sheridancollege.ca