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      September 29, 2016

      Thursday   1:00 PM

      56 Sparks Street , Suite 300
      Ottawa, Ontario

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      CEI Presents: Advancing Canada's Entrepreneurship & Innovation Ecosystem - Risks & Opportunities

      CEI Presents: Advancing Canada's Entrepreneurship & Innovation Ecosystem - Risks & Opportunities  The implementation of a strategic plan to spur innovation in Canada requires an understanding of the overall ecosystem, its stakeholders, and the risks and opportunities that characterize it. Join Dave Watters, President and CEO of the Global Advantage Consulting Group Inc. for insights on the impact of the 2016 federal budget and related policy priorities (fundamental research, innovation, clean tech, economic growth) on Canada’s science and technology innovation ecosystem, the role each government department plays in implementing a successful Innovation Agenda, and next steps required to strengthen the ecosystem. About Dave Watters David's 30 year career in the Government of Canada included responsibilities in a variety of Economic Ministries including Industry Canada, Treasury Board and Finance Canada.  He was the Assistant Deputy Minister in Finance Canada for Economic Development and Corporate Finance, where he helped to shape Canada's economic and innovation investments. David then established the Global Advantage Consulting Group Inc. (Ottawa).  Since 2002 the firm has completed over 400 assignments in Canada and abroad, providing advice to corporate, association, university, and government clients. David holds an Economics degree from Queen's University as well as a Law degree in corporate, commercial, and tax law from Queen's Law School.  As an adjunct Professor at the University of Ottawa, School of Management he has taught International Negotiation to MBA students for seven years.  About the Canadian Entrepreneurship Institute The Canadian Entrepreneurship Institute (CEI) connects policy makers and program managers at the municipal, provincial, and federal levels with professional development training that builds entrepreneurial expertise and competencies within the public service. Through inter-departmental learning sessions, expert lectures, accelerated mentorship programs and Ministerial roundtables, CEI is strengthening the public sector’s connectivity, capacity and competencies to create the best environment possible for entrepreneurial growth in Canada. For more information, visit www.startupgov.ca. About Startup Canada Startup Canada is the leading national social enterprise supporting and giving a voice to entrepreneurs through online programs, national awards, flagship events, and partnerships with private sector and government to foster a community for startup and small business success across the country. For more information, visit www.startupcan.ca. 

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