The Greater Peterborough Innovation Cluster (GPIC) hosted their Quarterly Breakfast Series, in partnership with The Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce (GPCC), Friday, April 19th, The Gathering Space, in Gzowski College at Trent University.
The Breakfast Series, is sponsored by Bereskin & Parr LLP with a number of community sponsors, Community Futures Development Board, Workforce Development Board, Stewart Group.
This event highlighted intellectual property. GPIC, invited partners and patent agents Tony Orsi and Noel Courage of Bereskin & Parr LLP to provide case studies on how Small and Medium Enterprises can utilize different modes of intellectual property protection to best fit the needs of company. In addition, Bereskin & Parr LLP discussed best practices to apply for a patent to decrease upfront costs to the company.
GPIC, also introduced partnership opportunities, to highlight researchers and industry with presentations Dr. Andrew Vreugdenhil, Associate Professor in Inorganic and Materials Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Trent University. Dr. Vreugdenhil presented a on his research, Crosslinked Silcon Sol-Gel Materials and Chromate Free Corrosion Protection on Aluminum and Steel.
For more information on Dr. Andrew Vreugdenhil click here
GPIC’s member, Craig Read, from CRM Trilogix presented on their new Cloud Water System (CWS).
CWS is building a software information platform to aggregate all relevant data around lake, water and water-shed management. Their cloud-computing database structure combines and aggregate all information around water management.
It was a great morning with great discussion and presentations surrounding intellectual property and highlighting research and industry in the region.
The next Breakfast Series will be Friday, June 21st. Stay tuned.