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How can open innovation foster greater competitiveness in the Agri-Food Sector?


University Centre Room 203, 3480 rue McTavish, Montreal, QC, H3A 0E7, CA

The McGill University Business Engagement Center (MUBEC) within The Office of Innovation & Partnerships, and the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, would like to invite you to a panel discussion on the McGill Agri-Food Innovation Network.

On November 15th, representatives the McGill community, industry, research institutions, and granting agencies will engage in a dynamic panel discussion on the following topic: "How can open innovation foster greater competitiveness in the Agri-food sector".

The primary objective of this event is to foster dialogue regarding open innovation. Panelist will also discuss the challenges involved in the translation of university-based advancements to industry and how to foster a culture of innovation within the Agri-Food industry.

Registration before November 4th by following the link below:

9 a.m. : Welcoming remarks
9:15 a.m. : Presentation of the Canadian Agrifood Innovation Landscape
9:45 a.m. : Presentation of the Quebec Agrifood Innovation Landscape
10:15 a.m. : Coffee and networking break
10:30 a.m. : Panel discussions: How do we get more competitiveness from open innovation in agrifood?
11:45 a.m. : Closing remarks

Dr. Anja Geitmann, Dean of the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
Bruno Lamy, Sector Specialist - Market and Industry Services Branch for Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC)
Sylvie Cloutier, CEO of the Conseil de la transformation alimentaire du Québec 
Pierre Turner, Vice president of Quality, R&D and Sustainability at Lassonde, and President of the Board of the Fondation Initia 



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