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2011 Energy Summit - Innovation Durham Northumberland Presentation by Jonathan Wheatle

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2011 Energy Summit - Innovation Durham Northumberland Presentation by Jonathan Wheatle

  1. 1. INNOVATION DURHAM NORTHUMBERLAND (IDN) May 30, 2011
  2. 2. Who is the IDN <ul><li>Genesis: </li></ul><ul><li>The Durham Strategic Energy Alliance ( www.dsea.ca ) collaborated with the Northumberland Manufacturers Association ( www.theNMA.ca ) to establish the IDN as a Regional Innovation Centre (RIC) under the Ontario Networks of Excellence (ONE) program with the support of the Ministry of Research and Innovation (MRI) </li></ul>
  3. 3. Who is the IDN The launch of Innovation Durham Northumberland at Durham College Integrated Manufacturing Centre, Dec. 16, 2010
  4. 4. Who is the IDN <ul><li>www.innovation-dn.ca </li></ul><ul><li>An industry-led non-profit organization providing technology commercialization services contributing to the growth of both the Durham Region and Northumberland County. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Whitby ; Durham College Campus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Oshawa ; University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) in </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cobourg; The Northumberland Manufacturers Association (NMA) offices </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The IDN provides innovators, technology based businesses, entrepreneurs and researchers with services and programs to help them innovate and gain a competitive advantage. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Implications for businesses and entrepreneurs <ul><li>Access to sophisticated resources and assistance previously accessible by going to Toronto. </li></ul><ul><li>We are technology agnostic; but we know we have strengths in : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Energy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ICT/ Advanced Manufacturing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Environmental technologies </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Basic and Advanced Services </li></ul>
  6. 6. Implications for businesses and entrepreneurs <ul><li>  Basic: </li></ul><ul><li>Educational </li></ul><ul><li>Seminars </li></ul><ul><li>Workshops </li></ul><ul><li>Networking events </li></ul>
  7. 7. Implications for businesses and entrepreneurs <ul><li>  Advanced: </li></ul><ul><li>Partnering with OCE and MaRS to deliver </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Industry Academic Collaboration Partnerships- facilitating collaboration between industry and academia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Business Acceleration Program (BAP) services: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Access to market intelligence </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Advisory  Entrepreneurs in residence </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Embedded executives </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Planned events for 2011 <ul><li>Entrepreneurship – fundamentals of business strategy </li></ul><ul><li>June 9, 16, 30 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Designing the Value Proposition </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Designing the Business Strategy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Perfecting the Business Pitch </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DSEA office – 1610 Champlain Ave, Whitby </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Intellectual property </li></ul><ul><ul><li>June 20 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>collaboration with the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The IDEA Hub; 260 Peter Street, Port Hope </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Client Testimonials <ul><li>“ The DSEA has been very useful for our start up company, eCAMION.  We have been introduced to key companies in our market of Smart Grid Technologies and without DSEA, it would have taken much longer to build and cultivate those relationships.  Through the DSEA, help was given through a Market Analysis of Energy Storage for the Smart Grid.  This Market Analysis was a key factor in choosing a direction for our company.....”   Carmine Pizzurro, President eCamion Inc. </li></ul><ul><li>“ .....At first, I was apprehensive about attending because I thought that I already had a pretty good grasp of my own value proposition. However, we performed several marketing exercises which really helped me to better understand my target market and where I fell relative to my competition. Having this better understanding allows me to focus on the key aspects of my product that differentiates it from the competition in the eyes of my target customer.....”   Danilo Malanczyj, They INNOVATE Inc. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Becoming a client <ul><li>Visit www.innovation-dn.ca </li></ul><ul><li>Register </li></ul><ul><li>We will respond within 2 business days </li></ul><ul><li>Book an appointment with us </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Questions? </li></ul><ul><li>Contact: </li></ul><ul><li>Jonathan Wheatle: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>(905)903-7027 </li></ul><ul><li>Michelle Calnek: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>(905)721-2000 x 4052 </li></ul><ul><li>www.innovation-dn.ca </li></ul>

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