Northern Ontario's Innovation Ecosystem Panel Discussion

On September 18th, the Mass Timber Institute’s Director Anne Koven participated as a panelist at the Northern Ontario’s Innovation Ecosystem event in Sudbury. Other members of the panel included Jamie Lim (CEO of Ontario Forest Industries Association), Erin Bobicki (an Assistant Professor of Material Science & Engineering at UofT), and Greg Baiden (CEO of Penguin Automated Systems Inc.). The panel was moderated by Claude Sharma (Public Relations and Communications Specialist at Hard-Line Solutions). The panel discussed innovative pathways for the natural resource sector and the opportunities for Northern Ontario industries to develop educational and research partnerships with the University of Toronto, among others.

The Ontario Chamber of Commerce hosted the successful event. Please see their report on The Great Mosaic: Reviving Regional Economies