OAC 4th Annual Research & Technology Event
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OAC 4th Annual Research & Technology Event

OAC's 4th Annual Research & Technology Event: Beyond the Barriers 2019 is 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. REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

2019-03-20 to 2019-03-21
When: March 20-21, 2019
Where: Toronto Airport Marriott Hotel - Ballroom A-D
901 Dixon Road
Toronto M9W 1J5
Contact: Natasha Gagnon

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OAC's Annual Research & Technology Event

March 20 & 21, 2019
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 4th 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


 HERE is our full R&T Event Program with confirmed Speakers and Panelists you won't want to miss!

--NOTE: Additive Manufacturing Workshop SOLD OUT--



DAY 1 - March 20, 2019

Additive Manufacturing & Proposal Writing Workshops
University & College AeroPoster Session
Networking Reception & Dinner


Due to the great response to our last three programs, we are pleased to once again offer an expanded program including two FULL-DAY Workshops, a College/University Poster Session as well as an amazing Tier 1 Networking opportunity.

  • The two full-day Workshop Sessions offered are:
    • Additive Manufacturing in Aerospace (SOLD OUT)
    • The F Word – How to Prepare a Compelling Funding Proposal
  • 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
    • Tier 1 companies from across Ontario will join 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 21, 2019

Conference and Trade Show
Industry Panels


The Conference and Trade Show offers attendees an opportunity to:

  • Meet with industry to explore or expand collaboration prospects
  • Gain greater understanding of capabilities of academic partners
  • Gain awareness of the available funding programs
  • INDUSTRY PANELS this year include:
    • Winning Strategies for a New Space Economy
    • The Collaboration Equation = Industry x Academia x Funding
    • Digital Thread & Cyber Security

Ontario Aerospace R&T Source BookIn addition, all participants will receive a copy of the Fourth Edition of our R&T Source Book identifying academic partners, funding partners, and business services contacts. A key tool in simplifying the development of your R&T network.

Join us for our 2019 R&T Beyond the Barriers event as an exhibitor, a sponsor and/or a participant: