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  • 1. Presented by:Bruce Rutley PhD PAg Director June 15, 2010 The Centre for Research & Innovation~a GPRC-PREDA partnership~

2. The CRI seeks to advance the culture of innovation and the commercialization of innovation initially in the Peace Country and then throughout rural Alberta by sharing our best practice model. The Centre of a Network of Regional Researchers and Innovators ~a GPRC-PREDA partnership~ Funds are being used to develop best practices in rural innovation and to provide a suite of servicesto rural innovators. 3. Need for Change: Develop Manufacturing and New Sectors Sector Northern Alberta Province of Alberta Basic(primarily Retail & Wholesale Trade, Transportation & Warehousing, Construction, Health, Hospitality, Public Administration) 66% 67% Resources(Agriculture, Forestry, Energy, Mining, Hunting Sectors) 22% 10% Manufacturing(value-added) 5% 8% New Economy(Information, Culture, Finance, Insurance, Professional, Scientific, Technical Services, Management, Arts, Entertainment, Recreation) 7% 15% 4. http://www.innovationexpert.net/ 5. Building a culture of innovation in NW-AB; creating a one-stop-shop for SMEs; and Applied Research

  • Research:
  • Science (Industry)
  • Social (Community)
  • Innovation Clients
  • Student Integrated
  • Innovation:
  • Technology Commercialization
  • Client Services (CRISP)
  • Innovation Vouchers (ASP)
    • Idea Filtering Services
  • Technical Problem Solving
  • Design/Prototypes
  • IP Protection
    • Mentoring/ Business Development (R&D)
  • Access to Capital Inc.
  • Organizational (Social)
  • Programs ( LEAN, PeRMA, Marketing
    • Competitive Intelligence)
  • Awareness:
  • Culture of Innovation
  • Recognition
  • Expertise Database
  • Workshops

6. Partners:

  • Peace Region Economic Development Alliance
  • Rural Albertas Development Fund
  • Advanced Innovates Technology Futures (AET)
  • Community Futures / Business Link
  • Grande Prairie www.cfofgp.com
  • -Business Planning; Youth Technopreneurship Program
  • Peace Country www.peacecountry-cfdc.com
  • -Business Planning; Youth Technopreneurship Program; Office Space
  • Business Linkwww.canadabusiness.ab.ca
    • -Market Research
  • IRAP
  • clients in common; projects (marketing competitive intelligence 2009-2010)
  • AACTI Innovation / Regional Forest Industry / City of Grande Prairie
  • Applied Research

The Centre of a Network of Regional Researchers and Innovators ~a GPRC-PREDA partnership~ 7.

  • Innovation Clients over 1000 people served (as at June 2010)
  • A) Client Services (Invention Management Services)
        • I)Innovation Vouchers: Round 1 (6); Round 2 (12)
        • II)Projects (35)
  • E) Angel Investment
    • I)Access to investors and Angel Capital Network (under development)

The Centre of a Network of Regional Researchers and Innovators

  • B) Intellectual Property Consultations (145)
    • 2008/2009:73
    • 2009/2010:72
  • C) Workshops
    • 527 total attendees over 13 workshops
      • a) 2008/2009:69
      • b) 2009/2010:458
  • D) Events
    • I)154 total attendees over 3 events
      • a) 2008/2009:43
      • b) 2009/2010:111

~a GPRC-PREDA partnership~ 8. Contact Info: Innovation Services Centre 2000 11330-106 Street, Grande Prairie, AlbertaT8V 7X9 Phone: 1-877-539-2808 Fax: 780-539-7410 Directors Office: Applied Research Room B309, GPRC 10726-106 Avenue, Grande Prairie, AlbertaT8V 4C4 www.innovationexpert.netwww.TheCRI.caPhone: 780-539-2054 Fax: 780-539-2764 Email: info@TheCRI.ca