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1 INNOVATION DURHAM NORTHUMBERLAND (IDN) March 3, 2011

2 Who is the IDN An industry-led non-profit organization providing technology commercialization services contributing to the growth of both the Durham Region and Northumberland County. – Durham College Whitby Campus – University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) in Oshawa – The Northumberland Manufacturers Association (NMA) offices in Cobourg The IDN provides innovators, technology based businesses, entrepreneurs and researchers with services and programs to help them innovate and gain a competitive advantage.

3 Who is the IDN Genesis: The Durham Strategic Energy Alliance (www.dsea.ca) collaborated with the Northumberland Manufacturers Association (www.theNMA.ca) to establish the IDN as a Regional Innovation Centre (RIC) under the Ontario Networks of Excellence (ONE) program with the support of the Ministry of Research and Innovation (MRI)www.dsea.cawww.theNMA.ca

4 Implications for businesses and entrepreneurs Access to sophisticated resources and assistance previously accessible by going to Toronto. We are technology agnostic; but we know we have strengths in : – Energy – ICT/ Advanced Manufacturing – Environmental technologies Basic and Advanced Services

5 Implications for businesses and entrepreneurs Basic: Seminars Workshops Networking events

6 Implications for businesses and entrepreneurs Advanced: Partnering with OCE and MaRS to deliver – Industry Academic Collaboration Partnerships- facilitating collaboration between industry and academia – Business Acceleration Program (BAP) services: Entrepreneurs in residence Embedded executives Access to market intelligence

7 Implications for businesses and entrepreneurs Opportunities for synergies – Between the IDEA HUB and the IDN – Clients of the IDEA HUB can also be clients of the IDN – Services can be delivered at this location

8 Planned events for 2011 Market Intelligence seminar- Feb 28, 2011 Entrepreneurship – fundamentals of business strategy PART 1: March 23- Designing a Value Proposition PART 2: March 30-Designing a Business Model PART 3: April 6- Perfecting Your Pitch Intellectual property Peer to peer session in Health care sector Nuclear Supply chain- collaboration with the Clarington Board of Trade Financing

9 Questions? Contact: Jonathan Wheatle: (905) Kathleen Pearce: (289)


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