Canada’s Oil & Gas: An Industry of Innovation
An Ottawa Showcase Event
When most people think of innovation, they don’t generally think of the oil and gas industry. And yet out of all research and development spent in the energy sector in 2016, the fossil fuels industry was responsible for 75%.These investments are leading to innovations that will position Canada as a global leader in producing clean hydrocarbon energy.
The billions of dollars spent every year by oil and gas companies will benefit the entire economy, creating new environmental technologies to significantly improve environmental performance in Canada and create new, next generation exports. Hear about how these innovations will help lower the emissions footprint of this critical industry, while at the same time accelerating the growth of a whole new clean tech ecosystem.
Agenda (all times estimated):
2 pm start
Opening remarks from Ginny Flood, VP, Government Relations, Suncor
Innovation in Collaboration
A panel of experts who will share their perspectives on: innovation and collaboration within the oil and gas industry, clean technology investments and public policy. Speakers include:
- Moderator: Deborah Yedlin, Chancellor, University of Calgary
- Marty Reed, Evok Innovations
- Cheryl Trudell, Imperial Oil
Emerging Innovators Pitch Session
- Hear directly from innovators and entrepreneurs as they share short presentations profiling cutting-edge technologies, focused on a wide range of emission reduction opportunities. Presentations from:
- Acceleware https://www.acceleware.com/
- Bluesource http://www.bluesource.com/
- Combustion & Energy http://www.combustionandenergy.com/
- GHGSat https://www.ghgsat.com/
- Solideum http://solideum.ca/
- Vizworx https://vizworx.com/
- Keynote from Dr. Vaclav Smil, a renowned scientist and academic who has published over 40 books about energy, public policy and technical innovation among other important topics shaping our future.
This half-day event will be of interest to:
- Officials and staff with an interest in learning more about clean tech and/or the future of one of Canada’s most important industries;
- Academics, researchers, economists and investors looking at diversification, economic development, and the future of oil and gas and,
- Partners involved in agencies and commissions focused on investments in technological advancement or export development.