This keynote presentation highlighted the strategic plan for NORCAT', one of Canada's pre-eminent innovation and health and training centres focused on driving economic and social prosperity in Canada.
Empowering People |There are three key objectives I am hoping to achieve today:1. Provide an overview of NORCAT, our key services and programs, andour strategic direction over the next five years2. Highlight our near-term priority initiatives for this upcoming fiscal year3. Answer any questions / address any comments that you may haveObjectives2
Empowering People |The Development of our 5-year Strategic PlanOver the past six months, we have engaged customers, staff,entrepreneurs, corporations, partners, community leaders, government,academic and research institutions, and market researchers to understandtheir perspectives on the role of NORCAT has played and should play in thefuture.
Empowering People |Our values embody the calibre, charisma, and characteristics of our teamand our organization. The people that work at NORCAT demonstrate andcelebrate these values all day, every day.Our Values4Results and ImpactEntrepreneurial SpiritTrust and IntegrityTeamwork and CollaborationCommunity Engagement
Empowering People |NORCAT is a private, non-profit organization, that empowers our clients,our staff, and our community partners to drive a culture of productivity,innovation, and life-long learning in Canada and beyond.Our Vision5
Empowering People |NORCAT – Our Strategic Priorities – 2014 to 2019• As part of the Ontario Network of Excellence, NORCAT serves as Sudbury’sRegional Innovation Centre partnering with community stakeholders tohelp start and accelerate the growth of innovative companies• Develop and provide leading, world-class programs, services, and resourcesto reduce injuries, save lives, and enhance productivity in the workplaceand beyond• Operate a vibrant innovation hub to engage our clients, community, andkey stakeholders by providing an environment that celebrates a culture ofproductivity, innovation, and life-long learning• Create a dynamic and exciting workplace that fosters collaboration,learning and development, and a desire to achieve excellence• Build a global brand as a combination “think tank” / “do tank” sharing andpromoting our client’s success and thought leadership6
Empowering People |As part of the Ontario Network of Excellence, NORCAT serves as Sudbury’sRegional Innovation Centre partnering with community stakeholders tohelp start and accelerate the growth of innovative companies7
Empowering People |4-10% of new companiesbecome high-growth firms.Only…But the top…1% in any given year generateroughly 40% of new jobs.5% in any given year generateroughly 66% of new jobs.High-Growth Firms and the Future of the American Economy, Kaufmann Institute, 20118The Future of our Community, Province, and Country
Empowering People |The “Innovation Broker” – Where NORCAT FitsAngelBusinessSeedGrowthPoPEntrepreneursSME’s CorporationsSocialInnovationIT,Communicationsand EntertainmentNatural Resources/ CleantechLife Sciences /HealthcareEnablersNORCATNORCAT focuses ondriving high potentialemerging clients whileproviding appropriatesupport and inspirationto burgeoningentrepreneurs• Scalable, technology-based , or innovativesocial purposeventures• Sector agnostic“brokerage” for largecorporate players;connecting qualityventures withprospective partners9
Empowering People |As part of the Ontario Network of Excellence, NORCAT acts as Sudbury’sRegional Innovation Centre, with strong connections to other innovationcentres and corporates across Canada that can be leveraged to expeditethe resolution of our client’s challengesCreating Virtual Density – How we win!10
Empowering People |Our Innovation and Entrepreneurship Services11
Empowering People |Inspirational Entrepreneurs in our Community12
Empowering People |Develop and provide leading, world-class programs, services, andresources to reduce injuries, save lives, and enhance productivity in theworkplace and beyond13
Empowering People |Training and Development - The Global Market NeedThe Ontario WorkplaceSafety and Insurance Boardestimates that the averagelost time injury costs morethan $106,500 per incident;at that rate the estimatedcost of workplace accidents,injuries, and illnesses in2009 alone was nearly $7billion.14Globally, about 2.2 million people die every year from occupationalaccidents and diseases, while some 270 million suffer serious non-fatalinjuries and another 160 million fall ill for shorter or longer periods fromwork-related causes.
Empowering People |Instructor Lead Training• Mix of classroom based, applied learningand on-site training at the NORCATUnderground Training Centre• Quality feedback from clients that informsnew services and programs and continuousimprovement priorities• Developing new modules and specialtyprograms based on industry needseLearning / Computer-based Training• Extensive library of courses with provenpedagogy and curriculum• Established partnerships to service remoteand distance clientsOur Products and Services – Training and Development16
Empowering People |• Branded NORCAT “driver’s licence”card contains workers full traininghistory and records to ensure on-site compliance and validation withease and efficiency• Industry standard cloud-basedhealth and safety recordmanagement system to enhancetransparency, efficiency, andvalidation for our clients• NORCAT’s RFID Tag-in / Tag-outsystem enables on-site controls andcompliance management,productivity management, workflowmanagementOur Products and Services – Record Management17
Empowering People |Operate a vibrant innovation hub to engage our clients, community, andkey stakeholders by providing an environment that celebrates a culture ofproductivity, innovation, and life-long learning18
Empowering People |NORCAT CommonsThe NORCAT Commons is a creativeand dynamic place designed tocelebrate innovation and forentrepreneurs to work together andshare ideas to accelerate the growthof their scalable and sustainablebusinesses.Being a member of the NORCATCommons means you have a flexiblemonth-to-month, co-locationworking space that brings youtogether with other like-mindedentrepreneurs to share ideas,enhance your network, and discusschallenges and opportunities.19
Empowering People |Underground Training and Technology Testing CentreThe NORCAT Underground Trainingand Technology Testing Centre is asite-specific co-location workplacethat provides infrastructure,connections, and services adjacentto an applied operating mineenvironment.The Technology Testing Centreadheres to the same principles asthe NORCAT Commons - bringingtogether like-minded individualsand companies in a world-classinnovation and testing centreenvironment to meet the specificneeds of the mining industry.20
Empowering People |Northern Centre for Advanced Technology1545 Maley Drive | Sudbury, ON | P3A 4R7@norcatwww.norcat.orgwww.facebook.com/NORCAT