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2018 Technology Innovation & Policy Forum - November 7, 2018

Conference Information

Join us for the third annual Technology Innovation and Policy Forum 2018 presented by the Council for Clean and Reliable Energy in partnership with the Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy, a leading innovation centre at the University of Waterloo on Wednesday, November 7th, 2018.

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The Forum

The Council for Clean & Reliable Energy (CCRE) in partnership with the Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy, a leading Canadian innovation centre at the University of Waterloo, is hosting its third annual Technology Innovation and Policy Forum on Wednesday, November 7, 2018. Join us for this important event, bringing together policy makers, technology innovators, leading researchers and entrepreneurs.

Forum Goals and Objectives:
  • The goal of the Forum is to explore the effect of emerging technologies on the distribution sector business models.
  • The Forum comprised of panel presentations by leading industry, government, and academia, with extensive opportunities for networking.
  • The objective of the Forum is to address the alignment of energy policy and the need to foster innovation to achieve a low carbon economy.
The Forum will:
  1. Explore investment opportunities for technology developers and small to medium size enterprises (SMEs) as new business models emerge in response to disruptive technologies.
  2. Focus on distributed energy resources to improve performance and resilience of the distribution network.
  3. Foster research partnerships between academia, industry, utilities and government to strengthen the eco-system for innovation and entrepreneurship.
  4. Address regulatory and energy policy issues in the context of sector modernization.
Technology Innovation and Policy Forum

Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Federation Hall, University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Download the Forum Program Here (pdf)

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Forum Organizers

CCRE - Council for Clean & Reliable Energy
Council for Clean & Reliable Energy

http://www.thinkingpower.ca
The Council for Clean & Reliable Energy (CCRE) is a non-profit organization that provides a platform for public dialogue and analysis on subjects related to energy policy. The CCRE was formed by a group of volunteers from universities, public and private sector business leaders, and labour. The CCRE Members collaborate to broaden the public debate on energy issues.

Energy leaders from around the world have been invited by the Council to facilitated conferences focused on sharing knowledge, experiences and expertise to create a better understanding of the challenges and potential solutions to common areas affecting energy in Canada and abroad. To date, the Council has hosted conferences on distributed generation, biomass, coal and nuclear, public sector governance in the electricity sector and the future of local distribution companies. Annually, the CCRE hosts the Energy Leaders Roundtable and the Innovation Technology and Policy Forum. In addition, the Council encourages energy experts to provide reasoned opinions and points of view about significant issues relevant to the sector. The CCRE Commentary is published, distributed to opinion leaders and made available to the public.

The Council understands the value of creating a broader and more inclusive public discourse. During the last decade, its efforts have been recognized and appreciated by decision-makers in government and the energy business as providing a neutral forum for the free exchange of ideas and opinions. The Council remains committed to continuing to facilitate debate on the generation, transmission and distribution of clean, affordable and reliable energy with a clear focus on finding effective solutions for Canada and abroad.

WISE - Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy, University of Waterloo
Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy

http://wise.uwaterloo.ca
The Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy (WISE) was established at the University of Waterloo in 2008. The Institute comprises more than 100 faculty members with graduate students and postdoctoral fellows working as multi-disciplinary research teams across Engineering, Science and Environment. The Institute provides a focal point for energy research at Waterloo and creates the best possible research platforms for faculty to test their ideas, engage with their peers, and partner with external organizations to accelerate the pace of research, development and deployment of practical solutions.

Research initiatives developed at WISE are of an interdisciplinary nature - spanning theory and experiment - encompassing a broad range of expertise across several faculties and departments. In a short period of ten years, WISE has grown to become Canada's largest concentration of researchers in academia devoted to sustainable energy. The Institute has created positive relationships with senior energy leaders from all sectors and has generated significant opportunities for its members to advance energy research. WISE continues to intensify communication and outreach programs to share the knowledge created and to cultivate energy literacy. WISE - and the University of Waterloo - are becoming internationally recognized as leaders in addressing the global energy challenge.

Agenda

Message from the Forum Co-Chairs

On behalf of the Council for Clean and Reliable Energy (CCRE) and the Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy (WISE), we invite you to join us for the third annual Innovation Technology and Policy Forum 2018. This important event brings together policy makers, technology innovators, leading researchers and entrepreneurs, to address the alignment of energy policies with the need to foster innovations for a low carbon economy.

The Innovation Showcase will bring together some of the most current corporate and institutional state-of-the-art technologies. There will be plenty of opportunity for you to network, ask questions, and interact with our expert panelists.

Photo of Dr. Jatin Nathwani
Photo of David McFadden
Dr. Jatin Nathwani, Forum Co-Chair and Executive Director, WISE David McFadden, Forum Co-Chair and Counsel, Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP
Program

8:00 am

Registration
Continental Breakfast
Networking

9:00 am

Welcome

Glen Wright, Chairman, Council for Clean & Reliable Energy
Karen Taylor, Vice Chair, Council for Clean & Reliable Energy

9:15 am

Keynote Speaker

Yung Wu, Chief Executive Officer, MaRS Discovery District

9:45 am

Panel One: Promise and Perils of Technology Disruption

Emergence of decentralized energy systems has the potential to create enormous new economic value for the customer. The technology disruption also threatens the existing structure of energy production and delivery. The panel will discuss whether the threat is real and implications for the future evolution of the industry.

Moderator:

Jatin Nathwani, Professor & Executive Director, Waterloo Institute of Sustainable Energy, University of Waterloo

Panelists:

Dr. Ingrid Ott, Professor and Chair, Economic Policy at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Member, Commission of Experts for the Federal Government (Germany) on Research and Innovation

Raymond Tracey, CEO, Essex Power

Catherine Rosenberg, Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo, Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in the future Internet, Cisco Research Chair in 5G Systems

Joshua Wong, CEO, Opus One Solutions

Q&A Session - 45 minutes

11:15 am

Break

11:30 am

Innovation Showcase Feature and Technology Developers Presentation
Moderator:

Ron W. Clark, Partner, Aird & Berlis LLP

Panelists:

Elizabeth Monoian and Robert Ferry, The Land Art Generator Initiative

Adrian Clark, COO, The Cora Group

John Adams, Managing Director, Natural Gas Innovation Fund, Canadian Gas Association

12:30 pm

Lunch

12:30 pm

Innovation Showcase, Networking and Industry-Academic Collaboration

1:15 pm

Optional Lab Tours (for Pre-registered Guests)

2:30 pm

Panel Two: Financing Business Models: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

To innovate or not and how to finance innovation will always remain a critical issue. Key strategies to de-risk the investment challenge will be highlighted. The panel will explore the positive role that governments, regulators and investors can play in giving a spur to innovation.

Moderator:

David McFadden, Counsel, Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP, Chairman, Toronto Hydro

Panelists:

Jeffrey Steiner, President & Executive Director, Angels Investor Ontario

Steve Muzzo, President, OZZ Electric and Cricket Energy

Tom Corr, President and CEO, Ontario Centres of Excellence

Q&A Session - 45 minutes

4:00 pm

Closing Remarks and Wrap-up
Karen Taylor, Vice Chair, Council for Clean & Reliable Energy

4:00 pm

Reception, Innovation Showcase, Networking & Industry-Academic Collaboration

Download the Forum Program Here (pdf)

Speakers

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Glen Wright, Chairman, Council for Clean & Reliable Energy | http://www.thinkingpower.ca

Glen Wright is the Chairman of the Council for Clean and Reliable Electricity, a federally incorporated non-profit volunteer organization that provides a platform for open dialogue and solutions-oriented approach to the challenges of the energy sector. He is the former Chairman of Waterloo North Hydro.

Mr. Wright is currently the Chairman of LeanCor LLC and LeanCor Canada Inc., a global supply chain company that offers a unique combination of training and education, hands-on consulting and outsourced logistics services.

Mr. Wright has served as the Chair of Hydro One Inc. and Chair of the Ontario's Workplace Safety and Insurance Board, and was a Member of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation, part of the North American Free Trade Agreement, where he served as the Chair of the of the Joint Public Advisory Committee.

Glen's private sector career has focused primarily on the insurance and actuary fields. He has served on the Board of a wide range of corporations in the environmental, technology and manufacturing sectors and participated in a variety of charitable and not-for-profit Boards including the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and Wilfrid Laurier University. Early on in his career he served as a Member of Waterloo City Council and Waterloo Regional Council.

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Karen Taylor, Vice Chair, Council for Clean & Reliable Energy | http://www.thinkingpower.ca

Karen Taylor has over 25 years of related financial and energy experience. She was a top ranked equity analyst for 16 years covering the pipeline, energy utility, and power generation sectors in Canada and the United States. She also served as Executive Advisor to the Chair of the Ontario Energy Board and was a Member of the Ontario Energy Board, giving her a deep understanding of rate regulation. Karen has a Bachelor of Commerce with a major in finance with distinction from the University of Alberta, an MBA with honours from the Richard Ivey School of Business, is a CFA Charter Holder, and has the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.

Conference Co-Chairs and Moderators
Photo of Dr. Jatin Nathwani

Dr. Jatin Nathwani, Forum Co-Chair | https://wise.uwaterloo.ca

Professor and Ontario Research Chair in Public Policy and Sustainable Energy
Executive Director, Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy (WISE)
Faculty of Engineering and Faculty of Environment
Member, Council for Clean & Reliable Energy

Professor Nathwani is the founding Executive Director, Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy (WISE) and holds the prestigious Ontario Research Chair in Public Policy for Sustainable Energy at the University of Waterloo.

WISE brings together the expertise of 110+ faculty members to develop and implement large-scale multi-disciplinary research projects in collaboration with business, industry, governments and civil society groups. The vision of the Institute is simple: clean energy, accessible and affordable for all.

His current focus is on implementing a global change initiative: he is the Co-Director, with Professor Joachim Knebel (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany), of the consortium 'Affordable Energy for Humanity (AE4H): A Global Change Initiative' that comprises 100+ leading energy access researchers and practitioners from 23 institutions and 12 countries.

Prior to his appointment at the University in 2007, Professor Nathwani worked in a leadership capacity in the Canadian energy sector over a 30-year period. He brings a unique combination of academic perspectives with extensive experience in the business sector that includes corporate planning and strategy, energy sector policy developments, power system planning, environmental and regulatory affairs and research program management.

Professor Nathwani serves on several Boards at the provincial and national levels and has appeared frequently in the media (print, TV, radio) and has over 100 publications related to energy and risk management, including seven books.

Professor Nathwani holds a PhD in Engineering from the University of Toronto and is a Registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario.

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David J. McFadden, QC | 416.369.7243 | david.mcfadden@gowlingwlg.com

Counsel, Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP
Member, Council for Clean & Reliable Energy
https://www.gowlingwlg.com

David McFadden is a Counsel at Gowling WLG and formerly served as a member of both the firm's Board of Trustees and Executive Committee. David has acted for corporations, municipalities and utilities involved in the generation, distribution, marketing, transmission and financing of energy. He also acts for clients involved in infrastructure development, management and renewal. He has acted as counsel in a variety of infrastructure projects including toll highways and tunnels, light rail systems and health care facilities.

David serves in leadership roles in the Canadian energy industry. He is currently the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Ontario Energy Association and a member of the Board of Directors of the Energy Council of Canada. He is a member of the Smart Grid Forum of the Independent Electricity System Operator and serves on the Advisory Board of the MaRS Advanced Energy Centre and on the Council for Clean & Reliable Energy.

David is active in the business corporation sector. He currently serves as Chair of the Board of Directors of 407 International Inc. and is chair of the Infrastructure Advisory Boards of Fengate Capital Management Ltd. David is also chair of the Board of Directors of PCI Geomatics Inc. and is a member of the Board of Toronto Hydro and Cricket Energy.

Over the years, David has advised government on energy matters both in Canada and internationally. He served as co-chair of the Electricity Transition Committee of the Ontario Government (1998-2002), a member of the electric System Working Group of the Joint Canada-U.S. Task Force established to investigate the power blackout that hit Ontario and mush of the northeastern United States (2003-2004), a member of the Ontario Government's Electricity Conservation and Supply Task Force (2003-2004), co-leader of an investigation established by the Government of Jamaica to review the reliability of the island's transmission system (2006), a member of the Ontario Government's Electricity Distribution Sector review panel (2012), and Chair of the Independent Review Committee appointed by Toronto Hydro to review its response to a major ice storm event in December 2013 (2014).

He has a B.A. from the University of Toronto, an LL.B. degree from Osgoode Law School and was called to the Bar in Ontario in 1972. In 2011 he was awarded an honorary doctorate from York University.

Keynote Speaker
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Yung Wu | https://www.marsdd.com/

Chief Executive Officer, MaRS Discovery District

Yung Wu is a pioneering entrepreneur and serial investor. Under Wu's leadership, MaRS will continue to advance prosperity through entrepreneurial achievement. Previously, Wu was chair of NFQ Ventures, an early-stage investment firm based in Toronto. He has a track record of founding, scaling and actively backing several groundbreaking startups, including: Castek Software, an insurance software vendor that was sold to a division of Oracle in 2007; Fuse Powered, a mobile analytics and big data firm that was purchased by Upsight in 2016; and Antibe Therapeutics, a biotech company developing medicines to treat pain and inflammation. Wu has been recognized as one of Canada's "Top 40 under 40" leaders and for leading one of the country's "50 Best Managed Private Companies."

Panel 1 Speakers: Promise and Perils of Technology Disruption
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Dr. Ingrid Ott | https://www.kit.edu/english/

Expert Member, Merkel Commission on Research and Innovation
Professor and Chair, Economic Policy at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (German)

Ingrid Ott heads the institute of Economic Policy at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology where she administers education and training in various disciplines including endogenous growth theory, spatial economics, economic policy, innovation theory & policy, methods in economic dynamics, and quantitative methods in economics. She is a full professor at KIT with strong research expertise in innovation and growth theory, cutting-edge technologies and regional development. Under her supervision, her research team has developed formal theoretical models and applied these models by means of simulations and empirical analyses to concrete economic problems successfully deriving policy recommendations.

Prof. Ott was a member of the Expert Commission for Research and Innovation that advises the federal government (Germany) on research, technology and innovation policy issues, and identifies progress and options for action each year. She is also a member of the founding committee of the Institute of Technology Futures (ITZ) and member of the board of directors of the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim. She has also served as the head of research division New Technologies and Regional Innovation Systems at the Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWI).

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Raymond Tracey | http://www.essexpowerlines.ca/

Chief Executive Officer, Essex Power

Ray is responsible for the development and integration of Essex Power Corporation and its three subsidiaries into successful businesses: Essex Powerlines, Essex Power Services and Essex Energy. Ray plays a key role in ensuring that corporate systems and business processes comply with the deregulated processes such as wholesale and retail settlements, electronic business transactions and unbundled billing.

Ray serves as the Chair on the board of directors of the Electricity Distributors Association (EDA) for the 2015-2016 terms. Ray holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Windsor, and registered with the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario in 1988. Ray has 30 years of proven experience in engineering, planning, market settlement, business integration and innovation.

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Dr. Catherine Rosenberg

Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in the Future Internet and CISCO Research Chair in 5G Systems
Prof., Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo

Catherine Rosenberg is a Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo since 2004. Since June 2010, she holds the Canada Research Chair in the Future Internet. She was elected an IEEE Fellow for contributions to resource management in wireless and satellite networks on 2011 and was elected a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering in 2013. In April 2018, she became the Cisco Research Chair in 5G Systems.

Additionally, Professor Rosenberg was on the Scientific Advisory Board of the Orange Group (France-Telecom) from 2007 to mid-2015. She became its president from January 2013 to mid-2015. She also became the president of the Scientific Advisory Board of the French IRT (Research and Technology Institute) BCOM on multimedia and networking in 2014.

Her research expertise lies in wireless networks, multimedia, traffic engineering and energy systems. Her work in wireless networks includes 5G, IoT, and generally resource management. Professor Rosenberg's multimedia research encompasses CDN, peer-to-peer, and real-time streaming. Her research in traffic engineering focuses on quality of service, network optimization and game theory and pricing. Prof. Rosenberg's research in energy systems includes smart grid design, storage modeling, renewable integration, and data analysis.

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Joshua Wong | https://www.opusonesolutions.com/

Chief Executive Officer, Opus One Solutions

Joshua Wong is President and CEO of Opus One Solutions, a software engineering and solutions company empowering the decentralized energy economy in improving grid reliability, utilization and efficiency, as well as unlocking grid potential for 100 percent clean energy.

Prior to Opus One, Joshua was the Director of Engineering at eCAMION Inc., a leading provider of battery storage system solutions. In this role, he leads the development of integrated solutions for on-grid, off-grid, and mobile applications. Prior to eCAMION, Joshua was the smart grid and grid solutions lead at Toronto Hydro Electric System Limited, the electric utility for the city of Toronto, where he led the policy, strategy, business and engineering development of Toronto's smart grid infrastructure, including a 25-year smart grid roadmap. Furthermore, he spearheaded the Smart Community initiative, effectively introducing and delivering a portfolio of smart grid demonstrations including distribution automation, smart metering, advanced sensing, electric vehicle charging and energy storage initiatives.

Joshua specializes in driving practical innovations and navigating complex whitespaces in the smart energy sector, applying integrative and systemic thinking to deliver immediate results. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the province of Ontario. He received his Bachelor of Applied Science in electrical engineering from the University of Toronto, Masters of Electric Power Engineering from the University of Waterloo and completed executive programs from Harvard Business School, MIT Sloan and IMD Business School.

Panel: Innovation Showcase Feature and Technology Developers Presentation Moderator
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Ron W. Clark

Partner, Aird & Berlis LLP

Ron loves the challenge of operating a practice at the intersection of corporate/commercial, energy and municipal law. Having advised numerous clients through the historical and institutional development of the energy market in Ontario, Ron brings extensive experience and perspective to guiding his energy clients through both the immediate and anticipated steps of a transaction. In addition, with a deep interest in the intersection of law and public policy, Ron enjoys meeting the unique challenges of his clients with respect to the constant evolution of the energy market.

Ron's corporate/commercial practice includes advising corporations, financial institutions, municipalities and individuals on commercial agreements, asset and share purchase transactions, mergers and acquisitions, private placements and secured lending transactions. The energy side of his practice involves counselling stakeholder groups, retailers, distributors and generators on legislative and policy matters relating to electricity markets.

Ron has been retained in connection with power procurement arrangements, development of generation and cogeneration facilities and the Ontario government's clean energy supply and renewable energy supply RFPs and contracts. He has also been involved in electricity restructuring in Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Ghana, Albania, Macedonia and the Regional Southeast European market. Additionally, Ron chaired the Ontario Energy Association's Task Force on Ontario's proposed electricity legislation.

Ron has a background in public international law and previously served as a diplomat with the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, with postings in Ottawa and Brussels.

Panel 2 Speakers: Financing Business Models: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
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Jeffrey Steiner | http://www.angelinvestorsontario.ca/

President & Executive Director, Angel Investors Ontario

Jeffrey Steiner is a Toronto lawyer and business leader involved in the media, real estate, and mining sectors. He founded New Franchise Media Inc., which develops film & TV projects based upon the bestselling novels of Jeffrey Archer.

In his role from 2002-2009 as President & CEO of the Toronto Economic Development Corporation (TEDCO), he developed the new Toronto headquarters for Corus Entertainment Inc. - a 500,000 square foot LEED-Gold green building on Toronto's waterfront.

Mr. Steiner is a member of the Board of Directors of Canada's official export-import bank Export Development Canada (EDC). He previously served on the Board of Directors of the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE Inc.), which oversees government investment in the commercialization of university R&D through industry collaboration and venture capital.

His previous experience includes serving in the federal government as Chief of Staff to the Minister of Indian Affairs & Northern Development, and at the Department of National Defence.

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Steve Muzzo | http://www.ozzelectric.com/affiliates/

President, OZZ Electric and Cricket Energy

Mr. Muzzo is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Ozz Electric, OZZ Clean Energy's largest shareholder, and a strategically active board member. Established in 1991, OZZ Electric is a full service Electrical and Data Com company with over 900 electricians servicing the ICI and Multi-Residential markets in Ontario, Alberta and Newfoundland. He also co-founded OZZ Comfort Solutions and Trilliant Inc. Trilliant provides intelligent network solutions and software to utilities around the world for advanced metering, demand response, and smart grid management.

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Dr. Tom Corr

President and CEO, Ontario Centres of Excellence

Dr. Tom Corr is the President and CEO of Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) - a non-profit organization that drives the commercialization of cutting-edge Ontario-based research across key market sectors to build the province's innovation economy and secure its global competitiveness. Previously, Dr. Corr was the CEO of the Accelerator Centre (AC) at the Waterloo Research and Technology Park and Associate Vice-President of Commercialization at the University of Waterloo (UW) and Director of Commercialization - IT & Communications at the University of Toronto. Dr. Corr's career also includes over 30 years in the IT sector including positions as Managing Partner at Catalyst Partnership; founder and CEO of Momentum Systems; founder and CEO of Applied Development Corp., and President of Canadian Data Processing Corp.

His education includes a Doctor of Business Administration degree from Henley Management College/Brunel University in England, an MBA from the University of Toronto, and an Advanced Post Graduate Degree in Management Consultancy from Henley Management College. Dr. Corr has also completed his certification as a corporate director by the Institute of Corporate Directors and holds the ICD.D designation. Ontario Centres of Excellence currently manages more than 630 research, commercialization and talent projects that will bring innovation to the marketplace and foster the training and development of future innovators, entrepreneurs and business leaders.

Attend

Register Here

You are invited to join the Forum and network with over 200 guests and exhibitors participating in the Innovation Showcase representing the innovative technology industry. Participating in the Forum are corporate, government, industry and institutional representatives from: wind, solar, micro-hydro, geothermal, and storage systems, engineering, electric mobility (G2V, V2H, and V2G), energy storage and Information and Communication Technology (ICT), equipment manufacturers, utilities, consultants, federal, provincial and municipal governments, communities and students.

Technology Innovation and Policy Forum 2018 Pricing
Registration fees for Guests

Registration fees include:

Guests are invited to attend the Forum being held at Federation Hall at the University of Waterloo, Waterloo Ontario.

  • Continental breakfast, lunch and reception
  • Forum keynote speaker and 3 panel presentations
  • Networking opportunities and Innovation Showcase
  • Optional Lab Tour at the University of Waterloo (Pre-registration required)
  • Complimentary on campus parking

1-day Guest Ticket:

1-day Academia/Student Tickets:

Optional Lab Tour:

Lab 1 Tour: Centre for Advanced Photovoltaic Devices and Systems (CAPDS)
1:00 to 2:15 pm

Lab 2 Tour: Giga-to-Nanoelectronics Centre
1:00 to 2:15 pm

Event Location:

Technology Innovation and Policy Forum
Federation Hall, University of Waterloo
200 University Avenue West, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1

2018 Forum - Lot M on Campus Parking Map and Federation Hall Location - Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Recommended Hotel:

Delta Waterloo
110 Erb Street West, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 0C6
Phone: (519) 514-0404
Fax: (519) 514-0400
Standard Room: Conference Rate is $164/night

Delta Waterloo is the leading four-star, full-service inner city boutique-style hotel, offering vibrant, stylish and sophisticated hospitality. The contemporary and uniquely designed Delta Waterloo is conveniently located in the heart of UpTown Waterloo. Steps away from the University of Waterloo and surrounded by boutique shopping, unique restaurants, cafés, bars and entertainment venues.

http://www.marriott.com/Waterloo

Online Registration Form
* Registration Type:




* Name:
Position:
Organization:
Address:
City:
Province/State:
Postal Code:
* Email Address:
Phone Number:
Cell Number:
Parking:

A Parking Pass must be presented for complimentary event parking on the day of the Technology Innovation and Policy Forum on Wednesday November 7, 2018. You will be emailed the Parking Pass for on-campus parking at the University of Waterloo Parking Lot M with your registration confirmation.
Dietary Restrictions:
Please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements.
Optional Lab Tour:

Lab 1 Tour: Centre for Advanced Photovoltaic Devices and Systems (CAPDS)

Lab 2 Tour: Giga-to-Nanoelectronics Centre

* Event Fee:
$225.00

Innovation Showcase

Registration Fees for Innovation Showcase

The Innovation Showcase will allow you to feature your company at the event during two key networking sessions where industry, academia, innovators, entrepreneurs and policy makers will have the opportunity to connect. A dedicated area will be incorporated into the conference facility where information may be displayed, product showcased and innovative technologies introduced from corporate and institutional sources.

Registration fees include:

The Innovation Showcase will allow you to feature your company at the event during two key networking sessions where industry, academia, innovators, entrepreneurs and policy makers will have the opportunity to connect. A dedicated area will be incorporated into the conference facility where information may be displayed, product showcased and innovative technologies introduced from corporate and institutional sources.

  • 6-foot skirted table for table top display space
  • Adjacent space subject to the venue availability or may be dependent on product size
  • 1 electrical outlet
  • Recognition in the program
  • 2 key networking sessions for interacting with participants
  • Includes 1 complimentary exhibitor event ticket
  • Complimentary on campus parking

Innovation Showcase Package:

$300.00

Event Location:

Technology Innovation and Policy Forum
Federation Hall, University of Waterloo
200 University Avenue West, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1

2018 Forum - Lot M on Campus Parking Map and Federation Hall Location - Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Recommended Hotel:

Delta Waterloo
110 Erb Street West, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 0C6
Phone: (519) 514-0404
Fax: (519) 514-0400
Standard Room: Conference Rate is $164/night

Delta Waterloo is the leading four-star, full-service inner city boutique-style hotel, offering vibrant, stylish and sophisticated hospitality. The contemporary and uniquely designed Delta Waterloo is conveniently located in the heart of UpTown Waterloo. Steps away from the University of Waterloo and surrounded by boutique shopping, unique restaurants, cafés, bars and entertainment venues.

http://www.marriott.com/Waterloo

Online Registration Form
* Exhibit/Display Title:
Exhibit/Display Summary:
Logo & Product Photos:
Please upload logo and photo images of product to be displayed. For multiple images, please upload a single ZIP file.
Special Exhibitor Requirements:
Parking:

A Parking Pass must be presented for complimentary event parking on the day of the Technology Innovation and Policy Forum on Wednesday November 7, 2018. You will be emailed the Parking Pass for on-campus parking at the University of Waterloo Parking Lot M with your registration confirmation.
1 Complimentary Exhibitor Ticket
* Name:
Position:
Organization:
Address:
City:
Province/State:
Postal Code:
* Email Address:
Phone Number:
Cell Number:
Dietary Restrictions:
Please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements.
* Event Fee:
$300.00
* Payment:


You will be prompted to complete the Event Fee payment by Credit Card / PayPal after the initial registration has been submitted.
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Sponsorship

Sponsorship: Support the Technology Innovators of the Future

The annual Technology Innovation and Policy Forum 2018 provides the perfect opportunity for companies to reach the technology innovators, leading researchers and entrepreneurs, business leaders and policy makers in the energy fields. We are offering a sponsorship and marketing opportunity for your company to be featured at this important event.

Your sponsorship will support the complimentary admittance of researchers and students that will be showcasing their state-of-the-art micro grid technologies for remote (off-grid) and networked operations, and emerging and innovative technologies that highlight the revolutionary potential that will help shape next generation smart energy solutions.

Download Sponsorship Package Here: Sponsorship Opportunities - Third Annual Technology Innovation & Policy Forum 2018 - November 7, 2018.pdf

Available Sponsorship Packages

Presenting Sponsor Package:


$5,000.00

This option provides you with an opportunity to feature your company as an innovative technology developer and thought leader in the industry, and have a key opportunity to provide a presentation featuring your company during the conference.

  • 15-minute feature presentation during the conference
  • Feature booth in the Innovation Showcase
  • Logo signage at registration, welcome entrance and participant tables
  • Audio-visual logo signage recognition at refreshment breaks
  • Logo signage included at participant tables
  • Company materials available for distribution to participants at the featured Sponsorship table
  • Recognition in the program
  • Includes 2 complimentary corporate event tickets

Supporting Sponsor Package:


$2,000.00

This option will allow you to position your company as a thought leader in the industry and have a key presence during the conference.

  • Logo signage at registration, welcome entrance and participant tables
  • Audio-visual logo signage recognition at refreshment breaks
  • Logo signage included at participant tables
  • Company materials available for distribution to participants at the featured Sponsorship table
  • Recognition in the program
  • Includes 2 complimentary corporate event tickets

2 Complimentary Sponsor Tickets:

Sponsors are invited to attend the Forum being held at Federation Hall at the University of Waterloo

  • Continental breakfast, lunch and reception
  • Forum keynote speaker and 3 panel presentations
  • Networking opportunities and Innovation Showcase
  • Optional Lab Tour at the University of Waterloo (Pre-registration required)
  • Complimentary on campus parking

Optional Lab Tour:

Lab 1 Tour: Centre for Advanced Photovoltaic Devices and Systems (CAPDS)
1:00 to 2:15 pm

Lab 2 Tour: Giga-to-Nanoelectronics Centre
1:00 to 2:15 pm

Event Location:

Technology Innovation and Policy Forum
Federation Hall, University of Waterloo
200 University Avenue West, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1

2018 Forum - Lot M on Campus Parking Map and Federation Hall Location - Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Recommended Hotel:

Delta Waterloo
110 Erb Street West, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 0C6
Phone: (519) 514-0404
Fax: (519) 514-0400
Standard Room: Conference Rate is $164/night

Delta Waterloo is the leading four-star, full-service inner city boutique-style hotel, offering vibrant, stylish and sophisticated hospitality. The contemporary and uniquely designed Delta Waterloo is conveniently located in the heart of UpTown Waterloo. Steps away from the University of Waterloo and surrounded by boutique shopping, unique restaurants, cafés, bars and entertainment venues.

http://www.marriott.com/Waterloo

Online Registration Form
* Registration Type:


Logo:
Please upload company logo for sponsor recognition.
Parking:

A Parking Pass must be presented for complimentary event parking on the day of the Technology Innovation and Policy Forum on Wednesday November 7, 2018. You will be emailed the Parking Pass for on-campus parking at the University of Waterloo Parking Lot M with your registration confirmation.
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Optional Lab Tour:

Lab 1 Tour: Centre for Advanced Photovoltaic Devices and Systems (CAPDS)

Lab 2 Tour: Giga-to-Nanoelectronics Centre

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Lab 1 Tour: Centre for Advanced Photovoltaic Devices and Systems (CAPDS)

Lab 2 Tour: Giga-to-Nanoelectronics Centre

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Lab Tours

The Technology Innovation and Policy Forum 2018 is pleased to offer tours of the Labs affiliated with the Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy. Pre-registration is required to participate in the tours and space is limited to 15 participants per Lab Tour. Please register for the Lab Tour at the time of event registration.

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Lab 1 Tour: Centre for Advanced Photovoltaic Devices and Systems (CAPDS)
1:00 to 2:15 pm

Promotes cutting-edge research and development that spans the spectrum of photovoltaic (PV) technology. Our 14,000-square-foot facility includes infrastructure for synthesizing semiconductor base materials; developing nanotechnologies for PV; designing and fabricating advanced PV devices and systems modules; and testing and characterizing PV materials, devices and systems.

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Lab 2 Tour: Giga-to-Nanoelectronics Centre
1:00 to 2:15 pm

The Giga-to-Nanoelectronics (G2N) Centre at the University of Waterloo. G2N is a unique facility at the University of Waterloo and Canada, offering a wide range of capabilities for processing electronic materials and devices.

Established in 2005, the Centre is a hands-on facility providing users training and access to run their own research. This facility consists of groups within the University of Waterloo and external partners that make up the interdisciplinary research that spans nano-materials to large-area electronics. In addition to facilitating academic research programs, G2N also provides the capability to develop and prototype novel and emerging technologies for commercial applications.

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This partnership between the Council for Clean & Reliable Energy and the Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy at the University of Waterloo, is intended to bring together corporate and institutional representatives in a neutral forum to promote open dialogue on energy. Join us for this important event, bringing together policy makers, technology innovators, leading researchers and entrepreneurs that will address the alignment of climate policies with the need to accelerate cost-effective integration of emerging distributed resources at the distribution level.

Organizers
Council for Clean & Reliable Energy

7111 Syntex Drive, 3rd Floor
Mississauga, Ontario
Canada L5N 8C3

Laura Rees, Executive Director
Phone: 905.691.1565
Email: info@thinkingpower.ca

Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy

University of Waterloo
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, Ontario
Canada N2L 3G1

Armughan Al-Haq, Manager, Program Development and Partnerships
Phone: 519.888.4567 ext. 38759
Email: armughan.al-haq@uwaterloo.ca

Jessica Strickler, Communications Specialist
Phone: 519.888.4567 ext. 38760
Cell: 226.789.6424
Email: jessica.strickler@uwaterloo.ca

Event Supporters

CCRE - Council for Clean & Reliable Energy WISE - Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy, University of Waterloo Power Workers' Union     Aird & Berlis LLP     Enbridge     Canadian Gas Association