2nd Annual Research & Technology Event
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2nd Annual OAC Research & Technology Event
March 22 & 23, 2017
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 Second Beyond the Barriers event which is designed to provide all participants with a toolbox of resources that will assist in addressing:

  • Finding an academic partner
  • Identifying capabilities and areas of focus of academic institutions
  • Understanding the funding program options that are available
  • 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 & colleges
    • With funding partners - who to contact & programs currently available

DAY 1 - March 22nd
University/College AeroPoster Session
Networking Reception & Dinner


This year, we will also provide an expanded program including a College/University Poster Session as well as an amazing Tier 1 Networking opportunity as we have invited 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 Tier 1 companies have been confirmed both our Reception and Dinner:





DAY 2 - March 23rd
Funding and Capabilities Conference with Trade Show


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
  • Learn about Intellectual Property Best Practices
  • Learn about the Impact of Innovation & Technology Development on the Shop Floor

In addition, all participants will receive a copy of the Second 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.


We look forward to your participation as we continue building the community and growing our networks.


Day 1 - Tier 1 Networking Reception & Dinner Ticket

OAC Member    $125 + HST
Non-Member     $160 + HST
Exhibitor            $100 + HST
Student              $  25 + HST

Day 2 - Conference & Trade Show Ticket

OAC Member    $145 + HST
Non-Member     $180 + HST
Exhibitor            (see packages)
Join us for our second annual R&T Beyond the Barriers event by registering, becoming a sponsor or an exhibitor today.