OAC 3rd Annual Research & Technology Event
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OAC 3rd Annual Research & Technology Event

OAC's 3rd Annual Research & Technology Event: Beyond the Barriers 2018. A full 2-day program of events including 2 Workshops, a College/University Poster Session, a Tier 1 Networking Reception & Dinner, and the R&T Conference Day and Trade Show.

2018-03-07 to 2018-03-08
When: March 7-8, 2018
8:30 AM
Where: Toronto Airport Marriott Hotel - Ballroom A-D
901 Dixon Road
Toronto M9W 1J5
Contact: Natasha Gagnon

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OAC's Third Annual

Research & Technology Event

March 7 & 8, 2018 - Toronto Airport Marriott Hotel

Before R&T becomes a working project, it takes some research to find the resources required to “get it off the ground”

We are pleased to bring you our 3rd Annual Beyond the Barriers event which is designed to provide all participants with a toolbox of resources that will assist in addressing:

  • Identifying research capabilities and areas of focus of academic institutions
  • Understanding the various funding programs available geared to support innovation
  • Developing a network across all levels of the research & development chain:
    • With Industry - OEM & Tier 1’s to SMEs, all levels in the supply chain
    • With Academic Partners - universities and colleges
    • With Funding Partners - whom to contact for each available program



DAY 1 - March 7, 2018

IP Protection and Design for Environment Workshops
University/College AeroPoster Session
Networking Reception & Dinner


Due to the great response to our first two programs, we are pleased to once again offer an expanded program including two Workshop Sessions, a College/University Poster Session as well as an amazing Tier 1 Networking opportunity.

  • The two Workshop Sessions offered are:
    • The "Win - Win" Approach: Intellectual Property Protection in Collaborative R&D
    • Preparing for the Future of Aerospace - Design for Environmental Responsibility
  • Followed by a College/University AeroPoster Session:
    • "Meet Canada’s Next Generation of Innovators" held during our Tier 1 Networking Reception
  • Followed by a Tier 1 Networking Dinner with Guest Speaker:

    The Honourable Steven Del Duca
    Minister of Economic Development and Growth

    • Tier 1 companies from accross Ontario to join us in hosting tables at our Beyond the Barriers Networking dinner. Representatives from each of the following have been confirmed for both our Reception and Dinner.




DAY 2 - March 8, 2018

Funding & Capabilities Conference and Trade Show
Industry Panels


The 'Funding and Capabilities' Conference and Trade Show offers attendees an opportunity to:

  • Meet with Industry, Academia and Government
  • Gain greater understanding of the capabilities of academic partners
  • Hear an overview of all available funding programs
  • INDUSTRY PANELS this year include:
    • “Roots & Wings” - Fostering a Culture of Innovation
    • COLLABORATION - How to pick a Winning Strategy
    • Industry 4.0 - The Good, the Bad and the Challenges

In addition, all participants will receive a copy of the Third Edition of our Ontario Aerospace R&T Source Book – identifying academic partner and funding partner contacts. A key tool in simplifying the process of developing your R&T partners.

Join us for our 2018 R&T Beyond the Barriers events by
registering, becoming a sponsor or an exhibitor today: