Western Innovation Forum 2022

Western Innovation Forum 2022

The Western Innovation Forum (WIF) promotes western Canadian capabilities in the aerospace, marine and defence industries. The event connects innovators, companies and researchers with business and innovation-driven investment opportunities.

WIF 2022 took place March 2-4, and was a virtual event.  There is no cost to register for this event.

Last year’s WIF 2021 was also held virtually. The event had over 460 registered participants, including 31 different prime defence contractors, and featured over 650 B2B meetings.

WIF 2022 featured:

 

Agenda

Complete agenda details are available to participants after registration.

Biographies of presenters

Day 1 – March 2, 2022
Presentations will run from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm (MST)
B2B meetings will be schedulable from 12:30 pm to 5:00 pm (MST)
Opening Remarks
  • Welcoming remarks and overview of WIF 2022
Is the Technology you are Working with a Defence Technology?
  • Dr. David Perry - Vice President, Senior Analyst and a Fellow with the Canadian Global Affairs Institute
Break – 10 minutes
Post-Secondary Institutions and Industrial and Technological Benefits (ITB) Opportunities
  • Panel discussion organized by the University of British Columbia
Break – 10 minutes
Meeting the Challenge of Under-Representation in the Defence Industry
  • Moderator - Heather Larmer, Co-Vice President, Industry Relations, Women in Defence and Security Canada (WiDS)
Closing Remarks
B2B Meetings
  • B2B meetings will take place following the completion of conference presentations
Day 2 – March 3, 2022
Presentations will run from 9:30 am to 11:00 am (MST)
B2B meetings will be schedulable from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm (MST)
Opening Remarks
  • Welcoming remarks and overview of day 2 provided by Alberta Innovates
Innovation Showcase
  • Organized by Alberta Innovates, the Innovation Showcase will highlight some of western Canada’s most innovative companies, whose technologies are relevant in the context of the ITB Policy
Closing Remarks
B2B Meetings
  • B2B meetings will take place following the completion of conference presentations
Day 3 – March 4, 2022
B2B meetings will be schedulable from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (MST)
B2B Meetings
  • B2B meetings will take place all day
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