Symposium: The Binational Innovation Economy

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Friday, September 22, 2017
8:30 am – 1:00 pm

Location: Niagara Health, St. Catherines General Hospital, St/ Caltherines, ON

Please join us for a discussion on addressing the challenges surrounding innovation, commercialization, and talent mobility in a binational context.


Niagara Health, St. Catharines General Hospital

Thhe Auditorium

1200 Fourth Avenue

St. Catharines, ON L2S 0A9

8:30 am - 1:00 pm

Networking Lunch Included


8:30 am: Welcoming Remarks (Suzanne Johnson, President, Niagara Health)

9:00 am: Setting the Stage and Introducing the Binational Research & Innovation Cooridor (BRIC) (Pat Whalen, Director, Niagara Global Tourism Institute (NGTI))

9:30 am: Talent Mobility and the Innovation Economy (Dan Ujczo, Dickson Wright LLP)

10:10 am: Break

10:25 am: Commercialization and Canada-U.S. Innovatio (Mark Kohler, Exelerate Capital (Toronto))

11:05 am: Canada-U.S. Public Opinion (Results of Annual Research Survey) (Nik Nanos, Nanos Research Corporation)

11:25 am: Closing Remarks (U.S. and Canadian Representatives)

12:00 pm: Networking Lunch

About Us

The Binational Research & Innovation Corridor is a collaborative enterprise among the business, academic, life sciences and other sectors to leverage and monetize assets, spur entrepreneurship, improve healthcare outcomes, increase research capacity and establish a unique and effective innovation ecosystem between Canada and the United States.


United States Consulate General Toronto


Life Sciences Ontario

MedTech Association


Dan Kolundzic: 416-356-4441,

Nadine Taft: 697-501-9077,

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