Okanagan College, with the support of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, is hosting its third annual Research Innovation Partnerships Expo (RIPE) on Tuesday, May 14 at the Okanagan College campus in Kelowna.
Participants will have the opportunity to learn about applied research opportunities at Okanagan College through a variety of workshops, keynote presentations, and a networking lunch where employers can pitch their research ideas and ask questions about Learning and Applied Research services at Okanagan College.
A sampling of our workshop offerings is listed below and a full schedule, including workshop descriptions can be viewed on our website: okanagan.bc.ca/riperegister
Peter Janele | Janele Technology and Research Corp. presents RIPE: Making it Happen
Dr. David Waltner-Toews | Professor Emeritus, University of Guelph presents Spam's Labyrinth: Eating Right in a Wicked World
Sample Workshop Topics:
Applied Research Related to the Craft Brewing Industry
Changes to the NSERC College and Community Innovation Program
Community Based Research - Mapping for Change
Community Veterinary Outreach - One Health Clinics
Enriching Your Practice: The Benefits of Engaging Students in Research
How Applied Research Informs Curriculum
Innovation in Hydroponics and Greenhouses
Intellectual Property and Research Contracts
The Okanagan College Applied Research Life Cycle
The Story of a Technology Access Centre (TAC) Application and Site Visit
Tips for Planning a Survey Research Project with a Community Partner
To increase the number of technology companies that start and grow in the Okanagan
We do this in two ways:
1. Helping to develop and support a vibrant entrepreneurial, creative and innovative technology community.
Our community ranges from students and aspiring entrepreneurs to startups and early stage companies; as well as established technology companies and the wide range of service providers who are critical to our industry
Our objective is to encourage people to start and grow technology companies!
2. Offering programs that support entrepreneurs and technology companies looking to start, accelerate and grow.
These programs combine elements such as needs assessments, hands on coaching, mentorship, and access to world class expertise - including connections provincially, nationally and internationally.
Our objective is to help entrepreneurs and companies accelerate their growth and maximize their opportunity