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1 Year in Review 2013 Prepared By: Leslie OReilly Executive Director (Past) February 2014

2 Outline Strategic Roadmap Process Goals Outcomes: Key Pillars Cluster Building Innovation Ecosystem Business Development Selected Highlights 2013 Successes across the Cluster Critical Challenges to Cluster Growth Going Forward

3 Strategic Roadmap Ground Up Approach - Process o Broad Cluster Engagement o Collaborative & Consultative o Validation

4 Strategic Roadmap (contd) Goals o Identify Priorities o Identify Strategies o Establish Action Areas

5 Outcomes: Key Pillars Cluster Building Innovation Ecosystem Business Development

6 Cluster Building Focus: Grow & Build Local Cluster as Honest Broker Building Collaboration and Alignment across Cluster Intl Business Development Strategy – A Shared Focus

7 Innovation Ecosystem Focus: Fuel & Support Innovation to Critical Mass Collaboration -Memorial & Private Sector Increased Commercialization Fuelled by R&D Explore Initiatives to Improve Flow of IP

8 Business Development Focus: Existing Companies Expand & New Companies Added Proactively Facilitate Company to Company Collaborative R&D Training and Mentorship – Executive Level Sales, Channel Development Market Opportunity Reports- Connect Companies to Opportunities

9 Selected Highlights 2013 Cluster Building International Standards Organization Arctic Operations Technical Committee o Hosting Plenary & Work Groups (October 2013) o Facilitated Roundtable (November) o Coordination Canada Mirror Work Group (January 2014) Oceans 2014Conference o Liaison with Organizing Committee o Hosting Conference Office/ Administration

10 Selected Highlights (contd) Cluster Building (Contd) Speaker Series –Co Sponsored City of St. Johns – 5 Events o Cluster Collaboration & Entrepreneurial Start-Ups (February) – Antonio Simoes Re o Institutional – Private Sector Collaboration (February) - Dr. Brian Veitch

11 Selected Highlights (contd) o Insight into Business Devl Opportunities in Rio Grande, Brazil, Dr. Danilo Giroldo, V.P. Fed University of Rio Grande o Overview – Holyrood Ocean Innovation Initiative (July) – Barry Snow o ISO Roundtable Arctic Operations Standards Devl – Pathway to Arctic

12 Selected Highlights (contd) Innovation Ecosystem Completion of R&D Collaborative Model (Consortium) Ongoing Meetings with University Consultation – Proposed Joint – Innovation/Enpreneurship/Commercialization Proposed Connector Event: Research - Industry

13 Selected Highlights (contd) Business Development Facilitated In-Coming Chinese Mission (June 2013) & Oceanology 2013, Shanghai Participated in Rio Grande, Brazil Ocean Tech Fair (March 2013) Co-Hosted In-Coming Brazilian Discovery Mission, June 2013 Coordination of Export Devl Canada- Petrobras Officials Visit to St. Johns (Fall 2013)

14 Selected Highlights (contd) Business Development (contd) Coordination of local company participation in Canada Italian C of C visit to Genoa, Italy (Oct 2013) Co-Hosted Roundtable – Ireland/NL Partnership Opportunities (January 2014)

15 Successes across the Cluster Strengthened Alignment of Support Programs: Industry-Research-Government-Agencies Growing Inter Cluster Innovation & Collaboration o Company to Company o Research to Company Strengthened Engagement: Companies – University R&D Agendas

16 Successes across the Cluster (contd) Quickened Pace in Cluster Confidence – Business Development People-Products- Services- Markets Supportive R&D & Leveraged Funding Environment High Impact Cross Cluster Communications –Oceans Go To Website

17 Critical Challenges to Cluster Growth Cluster Building o Brand Region: Place to Be – Location of Choice o Strengthen Industry Leadership – A Differentiator o Increase Collaboration and Communication – Cluster Coalescence o Strengthen International Alliances & Global Reach

18 Critical Challenges to Cluster Growth (contd) Innovation Ecosystem o Memorial University – Industry: A Model of Collaboration o Discover Innovative Approaches to Industry Led R&D and IP o Attract and Retain Highly Qualified People

19 Critical Challenges to Cluster Growth (contd) Business Development o Expansion of Companies & New Start-ups o Promote Sector Investment Attraction Strategies

20 Going Forward Leverage & Build on Cluster Best Practices Develop a Framework and Action Agenda for a Leading Sustainable Cluster with Global Reach

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