The Innovation Cluster and the Peterborough Chapter of Professional Engineers Ontario held a press conference to reveal a new display at the Innovation Cluster’s incubator, that showcases local achievements in engineering innovation. The press conference was held within the Innovation Cluster’s lobby at 10 a.m. on February 5.
With the new case displayed at the Innovation Cluster, the public will be able to see the innovation created in the region over the years. The case currently holds various engineering award plaques, engineering journals, innovative product creations and more.
Michael Skinner, President & CEO of the Innovation Cluster, Peter Hynes, P.Eng. Treasurer of the Peterborough Chapter of Professional Engineers Ontario and Marcelo Sarkis, P.Eng. past Co-Chair of the Peterborough Chapter of Professional Engineers Ontario and founder of Prima IP attended and spoke at the event.
Skinner noted the case will be a display of recognition for past, present and future engineering achievements.
“Peterborough has many engineers creating innovation and a solution for problems, and we are very excited to be able to showcase this innovation happening in the community and look forward to adding more achievements in the future,” says Skinner.
Hynes thanked the Innovation Cluster and Sarkis for making the new display possible, highlighting the three-year relationship between the Cluster and the Peterborough Chapter.
“The Peterborough area has a rich history of engineering, and through this display case we would like to put a spotlight on some of those engineers, as well as highlight the innovations of up-and-coming engineers,” says Hynes.
As past Co-Chair of the Peterborough Chapter of Professional Engineers Ontario and founder of Prima IP, an intellectual property services agency, Sarkis spoke on the impact Peterborough has made as a community to innovation.
“Engineers contribute to providing a better life and a better society, and Peterborough has been a very rich community, in terms of innovation and innovators,” says Sarkis.
Sarkis also noted between 1902 and 1992, over 583 patents were granted to Canada General Electric, naming professional engineers in this community as inventors.
The case will remain on display to the public in the lobby of the Innovation Cluster, with new awards to be added in the future.