May 2, 2013 - Panel Discussion on Business and Academic Collaboration

Panel Discussion on Business and Academic Collaboration

Thursday, May 2, 2013
5:15pm - 7:15pm
Membertou Trade & Convention Centre (map)

Being broadcast live via our YouTube Channel: (link)


  • Dannie Hanson, Louisbourg Seafoods
  • Adam Mugridge, Louisbourg Seafoods
  • Barrie Fiolek, B.W.BioEnergy Inc.
  • Matthias Bierensteil, Cape Breton University
  • TBA, NSCC Marconi
  • Sarah Conrod, Cape Breton University (co-host)
  • Sarah Collins, Nova Scotia Community College (co-host)

Have you ever wondered what it's like in the trenches of collaborating with academic institutions?  It's happening right here, so we've assembled some folks from both sides of the equation to share their insight on the challenges they've faced, how they approached the University or College for assistance, how it worked, and what was the result. We'll also be able to get an overview of some of vast array of collaborations that have occurred and the types of resources that help these projects move forward.  

This month’s TecSocial will be co-hosted by Sarah Conrod from CBU and Sarah Collins from NSCC, both are industry liaison officers with their respective organizations. They will lead the panel discussion among representatives from two local companies that have worked with local researchers to solve problems as well as the researchers from Cape Breton University and NSCC Marconi Campus. 

TecSocial is a monthly meeting for those with an interest in technology and entrepreneurship. It is a free event and is open to the public. A cash bar will be available and door prizes and appetizers (limited quantities) are compliments of our partners, CBU Office of Research & Academic Institutes and Membertou Trade & Convention Centre.