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Springboard Atlantic, the association that promotes the commercialization of Atlantic Canadian university research, will hold events in the coming weeks in conjunction with Invest Atlantic and the Big Data for Productivity Congress.

The organization will hold discussion about intellectual property as a valuable business asset on Tuesday from 8:30 to 11:30 am at the World Trade and Convention Centre in Halifax. The get-together will be affiliated with Invest Atlantic, the annual conference for entrepreneurs and investors, which will take place at the same location Tuesday and Wednesday.

The Springboard discussion will focus on the IP system and what you can gain by researching IP documents. It will be led by Cecile Klein and Catherine Vardy of the Canadian Intellectual Property Office and Chris Mathis, the President and CEO of Springboard Atlantic. You can register here.

The second Springboard event is the Big Data R&D Connector on Oct. 20 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, again at the World Trade Centre. This session is associated with the Big Data for Productivity Congress, which will be held in Halifax from Oct. 19 to 21.

The Connector is designed to introduce companies to the appropriate R&D expertise and funding systems in Atlantic Canada that can lead to new solutions, products or processes.

Springboard is now asking for two groups of presenters to register here to deliver three-minute presentations. The first is on the university side, such as researchers or industrial liaison officers. The second is on the industry side – corporate executives with a problem who are looking for researchers to help find a solution.

The goal of the Connector is to bridge the gulf between industry and academia to work on commercially viable projects. People wishing to attend the event can register here.