CATAAlliance News, Events & Opportunities June 30, 2011
June 30, 2011

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FEATURE:

Effective Commercialization of Innovation in Canada:
A comprehensive study of Canadian industry commercialization practices and the effectiveness of various support programs will be undertaken shortly by Canada's largest high-tech business organization, supported by partners in the Industry, the Public Sector and Academia.

CATA and its partners are urging enterprises and organizations to take an active part in this survey in order to acquire a meaningful understanding of what works and what does not for Canadian companies in matters of commercialization. The results will help Canadian executives – in Industry as well as in Government – to benchmark their organizations' success in commercialization of innovation and to develop better practices and programs for ensuring competitiveness on the global scale.



Welcome to New Members/Sponsors:


Miller Thompson: new CATA sponsor: i-CANADA & Innovation Nation leadership
Miller Thomson enjoys a reputation as one of Canada’s most respected national business law firms. Daily, our people demonstrate a consistent ability to provide practical, creative and cost-effective advice, combined with an unyielding service commitment to our clients. The firm’s dedication to its lawyers, staff and the communities in which we practise, gives us a distinctive position in the Canadian legal industry.

Become a Member today!


CATAAtlantic is a new regional division of CATAAlliance serving Atlantic Canada's advanced technology sectors.

News and Events in Atlantic Canada:

New Brunswick Innovation Forum 2011:
National Research Council of Canada Institute for Information Technology (NRC-IIT) will host the fourth annual New Brunswick Innovation Forum at the Fredericton Convention Centre, Fredericton, New Brunswick on November 2-3, 2011. In addition, due to the overwhelming response to this event the "call for innovative technologies, products and services" has again been extended to all Atlantic Canadian ICT companies, researchers and scientists. The Call for Proposals for the fourth annual New Brunswick Innovation Forum 2011: Atlantic Canada's Fast Track to IT Opportunities is open right now!

Digital Nova Scotia TechLounge:
Join us for the Digital Nova Scotia TechLounge on the third thursday of every month! July 21st at the Red Stag (upstairs) Historic Properties, 1869 Upper Water Street, from 5:00PM to 7:30PM.

Digital Nova Scotia Elects new Board of Directors at 2011 AGM :
Digital Nova Scotia held it's 2011 Annual General Meeting on June 23rd. Congratulations to all of Digital Nova Scotia's new and returning members of the board.

NATI's Mood to Mingle Summer BBQ :
Date: Tuesday, July 12, 2011, 12:00 PM, Location: Bowring Park Bungalow: It's summer and NATI's in the Mood to Mingle! Come join NATI and their fellow members for a mood to mingle lunch BBQ and networking session at the Bowring Park Bungalow. Enjoy socializing in the warm sun (hopefully!) with some great food and refreshments - all on us!

CATA News and Events:

Telfer School of Management Private Sector Leadership Award in Advanced Technology: Radian6, Marc Lebrun, CEO
Please view this video from CATAnet TV....Marcel Lebrun, CEO, Radian6, the winner of the Telfer School of Management Private Sector Innovation Leadership Award Ericsson Award presented at the 2011 CATAAlliance Innovation Awards Gala.

Bridging the First Responder and Vendor Gap: Benefit Now from National Teleforum Recording Insights
Obtain your free MP3 download of our recent National Teleforum regarding the 4th Annual First Responder Vendor Outreach Forum. Speakers include: Michael Doucet Chief Information Officer of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Inspt. (Ret`d) Lance Valcour, supporting the Canadian Police Research Centre (CPRC) and the Canadian Interoperability Technology Interest Group, Russell Heal, Project Manager, General Dynamics Canada, and Jim Peter Safar, President, Inter-Op Canada.

SR&ED Advocacy Alert: Policy Consolidation Affecting Eligibility, Contracts, and Proxy vs. Traditional: Urgent Call for Guidance
The CRA has just released Phase 3 of its Policy Consolidation Project which includes a new draft policy on what is SR&ED. The deadline for comment to the CRA is August 4th. The six new papers just released include explanations of CRA's positions on Eligibility, Contracts, and Proxy vs. Traditional. Our SR&ED Advocacy team, requires your input and guidance in order to ensure that any concerns and issues are addressed.

Celestica Award for Technology Commercialization: IntelliView Technologies Inc., Dr. Wael Badawy, Founder & CEO:
Please view this video from CATAnet TV... Wael Badawy, Founder & CEO, IntelliView Technologies Inc., the winner of the Celestica Award for Technology Commercialization presented at the 2011 CATAAlliance Innovation Awards Gala.

High Road Communications Award for Excellence in Science and Technology Reporting: Bob McDonald, CBC:
Please view this video from CATAnet TV....Bob McDonald, host of Quirks & Quarks and science correspondent for CBC's The National CBC News Network, the winner of the High Road Award for Excellence in Science & Technology Reporting presented at the 2011 CATAAlliance Innovation Awards Gala.

Call for Expressions of Interest in a new Affinity program providing products and services to Canada's advanced technology industries: Respond today: CATAAlliance Affinity Supply Chain
The Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATAAlliance) wishes to identify organizations with services, technologies and capabilities which are a strategic to the competitive success of Canada’s advanced technology industries. Please respond to this call for expressions of interest should you wish to be part of a "Supply Chain" of preferred services and products offered to the industry.

TSX Emerging Technology Award: Virage Simulation, Mike Reardon, Director of Business Development
Please view this video from CATAnet TV...Mike Reardon, Director of Business Development, Virage Simulation Inc., the winner of Ericsson Award for Outstanding Product Achievement (Content and Application Mobility Industry) presented at the 2011 CATAAlliance Innovation Awards Gala

ICTC Information Technology Strategic HR Leadership Award: Magor Communications
Please view this video from CATAnet TV...Ken Davison, VP of Marketing, Magor Communications, the winner of the ICTC Information Technology Strategic HR Leadership Award presented at the 2011 CATAAlliance Innovation Awards Gala.

Canadian Women in Tech Sara Kirke Award for Canada's Leading Woman High Tech Entrepreneur: Janet Longmore, President & CEO, Digital Opportunity Trust:
Please view this video from CATAnet TV....Janet Longmore, President & CEO, Digital Opportunity Trust, the winner of the Canadian Women in Technology Sara Kirke Award for Canada's Leading Woman High Tech Entrepreneur presented at the 2011 CATAAlliance Innovation Awards Gala.

Senior Leaders from Opentext and Powernoodle join Canadian Women in Technology Board:
Canadian Women in Technology (CanWIT) is pleased to announce the appointment of Angelique Mohring and Deb Krizmanich to the organization's National Board in the roles of Vice President Marketing and Operations and Vice President Technology respectively. Krizmanich is CEO and Founder of Powernoodle Inc. and Mohring is a Senior Director, the Office of the Chief Marketing Officer at OpenText.

CATA research repository:

Critical First Responder Research & Business Insight
If your organization plans to market to, or needs information on, this First Responder opportunity, the CATA documents could be part of your "success map."

The Advanced Security in Canada – Industry Profile: 2010 to 2012 (also available in French) contains a detailed analysis of this fast growth, new market. The report will be interesting to those who work in the security domain – both as vendors and users –, and more particularly computer industry, business service providers, governments, universities who are interested in understanding the opportunities presented by this new, high-growth platform.

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