CENTRE FOR RESEARCH & INNOVATION  ~  A GPRC-PREDA PARTNERSHIP ~ FEBRUARY 2011 <ul><li>Bruce Rutley PhD PAg Director </li><...
Lao-Tzu said,  “ the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” and I say “the journey begins with the decisi...
Mandate <ul><li>GPRC is a Comprehensive Community College with a mandate for Innovation (April 2007 – PREDA partnership) a...
The CRI – since 2007 <ul><li>Centre for Research & Innovation was formed in April 2007 merging the College’s Integrated Re...
<ul><li>The Centre  for a Network of regional researchers and innovators; and  The Model  for Regional (Rural) Innovation....
CRI Mission <ul><li>The Centre for Research & Innovation provides a robust suite of innovation and applied research servic...
CRI  funding <ul><li>CRI operates on soft funding </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PREDA – partner funds ($25000 plus project $) </li...
<ul><li>(Applied)  Research </li></ul><ul><li>Led by GPRC Faculty </li></ul><ul><li>Client projects </li></ul><ul><li>Regi...
Institutional Research Plan  (December 2010) <ul><li>Consistent with our strengths  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrated Resea...
Institutional Research Plan <ul><li>Opportunities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada: MoU </li></ul></...
Innovation Services CRI Client Summary as at January 31, 2011   Clients  Inquiry  IP  Workshops  Celebrations  Total April...
Industry Connections <ul><li>Organizational partners  (under Memorandum of Understanding )  </li></ul><ul><li>Peace Region...
Industry Connections <ul><li>Applied Research Partners  (under contract or letter of commitment )  </li></ul><ul><li>Natio...
2011-2016 – the CRI future? CRI will continue but at what level remains uncertain;  Support from PREDA and IRAP remains st...
It’s about people and relationships. Coming together is a beginning Keeping together is progress. Working together is succ...
What decisions we make now –  will determine our future!
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  1. 1. CENTRE FOR RESEARCH & INNOVATION ~ A GPRC-PREDA PARTNERSHIP ~ FEBRUARY 2011 <ul><li>Bruce Rutley PhD PAg Director </li></ul><ul><li>Centre for Research & Innovation </li></ul>
  2. 2. Lao-Tzu said, “ the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” and I say “the journey begins with the decision.”
  3. 3. Mandate <ul><li>GPRC is a Comprehensive Community College with a mandate for Innovation (April 2007 – PREDA partnership) and Applied Research (Nov 2007) granted by AB Advanced Education and Technology. </li></ul>“ Transforming teaching and learning at GPRC”
  4. 4. The CRI – since 2007 <ul><li>Centre for Research & Innovation was formed in April 2007 merging the College’s Integrated Research Unit (20+ year history) with The Innovation Network of PREDA (Peace Region Economic Development Alliance) which had been operational since Sept 2002. </li></ul>~ a GPRC – PREDA Partnership ~
  5. 5. <ul><li>The Centre for a Network of regional researchers and innovators; and The Model for Regional (Rural) Innovation. </li></ul>CRI Vision
  6. 6. CRI Mission <ul><li>The Centre for Research & Innovation provides a robust suite of innovation and applied research services for inventors, innovators and researchers within Northwestern Alberta through provincial, regional and community </li></ul><ul><li>relationships. </li></ul>GPRC: Fairview College Campus GPRC: Grande Prairie Campus Centre 2000 Chamber of Commerce Peace River Community Futures Peace Country “ One-stop-shop for SMEs”
  7. 7. CRI funding <ul><li>CRI operates on soft funding </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PREDA – partner funds ($25000 plus project $) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AET/AITF $110,000 per year (2007-10, 2010-11; 11-12 tbd) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>RADF funds CRI August 2008  $3.4M 3-years; GPRC in-kind add another $1.8M </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IRAP project funds (~$50,000 per year) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Industry (Innovation Voucher program) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Contributes 15% (net 10%) of (Gov) revenues to GPRC operations </li></ul><ul><li>Year 1 = $ 22,000 ($14,700) </li></ul><ul><li>Year 2 = $161,850 ($107,900) </li></ul><ul><li>Year 3 = $255,700 ($170,500) </li></ul><ul><li>Year 4 = $153,000 + $50,000 ($135,000) say $650,0000 ($428,000) </li></ul>“ Growing a Culture of Innovation in Northwest Alberta”
  8. 8. <ul><li>(Applied) Research </li></ul><ul><li>Led by GPRC Faculty </li></ul><ul><li>Client projects </li></ul><ul><li>Regional Researchers </li></ul><ul><li>Student integrated </li></ul>Building a culture of innovation in NW-AB; creating a one-stop-shop for SMEs; and applied research Centre for Research & Innovation <ul><li>The Centre </li></ul><ul><li>Administration </li></ul><ul><li>Awareness </li></ul><ul><li>Culture of Innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Recognition </li></ul><ul><li>Expertise database </li></ul><ul><li>Website </li></ul><ul><li>Innovation (Services) </li></ul><ul><li>(tech com & organizational) </li></ul><ul><li>Idea Management </li></ul><ul><li>IP protection </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing </li></ul><ul><li>Workshops </li></ul><ul><li>Design/Prototypes </li></ul><ul><li>Access to capital inc. </li></ul><ul><li>Innovation vouchers </li></ul><ul><li>Programs (Productivity, PeRMA, IRAP Marketing) </li></ul>
  9. 9. Institutional Research Plan (December 2010) <ul><li>Consistent with our strengths </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrated Research Unit (1995-2007) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community Partnerships </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Systems (financial, policy) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Certification </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>NSERC; SSHRC (in progress); Tri-Council for human subjects; ethics review board/process in place; CCAC ‘conditional compliance’ CVMA; Tri-Council for animal subjects (in progress). </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research Programs established </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Pollutants to Products (NSERC; 15 funding partners) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Neuroscience Laboratory </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Nursing Education and Health Studies </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Infrastructure (classrooms, laboratories, P2P Solarium) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student Engagement </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Institutional Research Plan <ul><li>Opportunities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada: MoU </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ creation of a vibrant agricultural research organization that is directed by a governing Board with both private and public sector interests and investments”. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nursing Education and Practice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unmanned Vehicle Systems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Business </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Large Animal Based Research (Fairview College Campus) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Forestry (both bundled with P2P and other) </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Innovation Services CRI Client Summary as at January 31, 2011 Clients Inquiry IP Workshops Celebrations Total April 2007-June 2008 41 0 7 19 0 67 July 2008-June 2009 65 0 66 50 43 224 July 2009-June 2010 73 8 72 458 111 722 July 2010 - Jan 2011 15 48 28 95 72 238 TOTAL 194 56 173 622 226 1271 Highlights: 17 Products Commercialized 7 new prototypes underdevelopment 40+ active projects IV = 6 Round 1; 11 Round 2 (highest per capita in AB); 0 Round 3; Round 4 ??
  12. 12. Industry Connections <ul><li>Organizational partners (under Memorandum of Understanding ) </li></ul><ul><li>Peace Region Economic Development Alliance – the CRI is a GPRC-PREDA partnership. </li></ul><ul><li>Rural Alberta’s Development Fund </li></ul><ul><li>Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada – Beaverlodge Research Farm – exploring joint applied research opportunity. </li></ul><ul><li>Government partners (under letters of commitment) </li></ul><ul><li>Canadian Woodfibre Centre (Natural Resources Canada) – Edmonton, AB </li></ul><ul><li>County of Grande Prairie #1 – Clairmont, AB </li></ul><ul><li>Project (funding) partners (under contract) </li></ul><ul><li>Alberta Association of Colleges & Technical Institutions </li></ul><ul><li>Alberta Innovates Technology Futures </li></ul><ul><li>National Research Council-Industrial Research Assistance Program </li></ul><ul><li>Peace Region Economic Development Alliance </li></ul><ul><li>Alberta Rural Development Network </li></ul><ul><li>Community Futures: CF Grande Prairie & Region; CF Peace Country </li></ul>
  13. 13. Industry Connections <ul><li>Applied Research Partners (under contract or letter of commitment ) </li></ul><ul><li>National Sciences and Engineering Research Council – Ottawa, ON </li></ul><ul><li>Aquatera Utilities Inc. – Grande Prairie, AB </li></ul><ul><li>Ainsworth Engineering Canada LP – Grande Prairie, AB </li></ul><ul><li>Canadian Forest Products Ltd. – Grande Prairie, AB </li></ul><ul><li>ConocoPhilips Canada – Grande Prairie, AB </li></ul><ul><li>EnEco System Inc. – Vancouver, BC </li></ul><ul><li>Grande Prairie and District Chamber of Commerce- Grande Prairie, AB </li></ul><ul><li>Horse Lake First Nation- Horse Lake, AB </li></ul><ul><li>Manning Diversified Forest Products – Manning, AB </li></ul><ul><li>Pacific Reforestation Technologies (PRT) – Beaverlodge, AB </li></ul><ul><li>Rheaume Engineering Inc. – Grande Prairie, AB </li></ul><ul><li>Tolko Industries – High Level, AB </li></ul><ul><li>University of Calgary – Haskaine School of Business – Calgary, AB </li></ul><ul><li>Vanderwell Contractors (1971) Ltd. – Slave Lake, AB </li></ul><ul><li>Weyerhaeuser Canada Ltd. – Grande Prairie, AB </li></ul><ul><li>Woodmere Nursery Ltd. – Fairview, AB </li></ul>
  14. 14. 2011-2016 – the CRI future? CRI will continue but at what level remains uncertain; Support from PREDA and IRAP remains strong; RADF funds extended; no replacement in sight. Innovation: Provincial Government will fund as the NWAB node for its Regional Innovation Network; industry support, innovation clients, innovation voucher services all continue to mature. Applied Research: requested Federal $ for P2P research program (5-years), industry partnerships mature; GPRC partnership with AAFC-Beaverlodge for AR matures “ It will emerge” Edmonton Calgary Grande Prairie Centre 2000
  15. 15. It’s about people and relationships. Coming together is a beginning Keeping together is progress. Working together is success. Henry Ford
  16. 16. What decisions we make now – will determine our future!

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