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2013 NS Innovation Summit

Speaker Presentations

Eric Grimson, Chancellor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
The Research University in an innovation ecosystem: from MIT to Highway 128

Tom Jenkins, Executive Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer, OpenText
Innovation in Canada: From Waterloo to Canada’s Innovation Strategy

Patrick Horgan, Vice President Operations, Manufacturing and Development, IBM Canada
IBM’s Innovation Actions in Canada

Ray Ivany, President, Acadia University; Chair, NS Commission on Building our New Economy
Update from the Nova Scotia Commission on Building our New Economy

About the Conference
In partnership with universities and the private sector, the Province of Nova Scotia hosted an Innovation Summit in April of 2013.
The summit brought public and private stakeholders together (including youth leaders) from industry, business, and academia to develop strategies to create a more systematic approach to fostering and supporting innovation.