GRAND Events
Event Details
SurfNet/GRAND Workshop: Energy Analytics

Surfnet logo

SurfNet, together with the GRAND NCE, is hosting a workshop on research and innovation in energy analytics. This FREE event will take place the afternoon of Thursday, October 30th, and coincide with the close of the Canada 3.0 & The Canadian Energy Supply Chain Forum at the BMO Centre in Calgary, AB.

The afternoon will be an informal gathering between industry and academia that will begin with lunch followed by brief presentations on successful academic/industry partnerships; selected brief research presentations; and invited speakers from government and support organizations to discuss funding opportunities and incentives that support the industry and academic partnership. We will end the afternoon with a networking session for discussion and questions. Please see attached agenda for more information.

Workshop Program

SurfNet/GRAND Workshop on Research & Innovation in Energy Analytics

Date: Thursday Oct 30th, 2014

Location: Quarter Horse Room, BMO Centre, Stampede Park, Calgary AB

12:00 to 12:30 Lunch
12:30 to 2:00 Academic & Industry Partnerships
  Introduction & SurfNet/HEAP Overview Frank Maurer, SurfNet, University of Calgary & Stacey Scott, University of Waterloo
Visual Analytics, Sustainability, and GRAND NCE Kellogg Booth, Scientific Director & Lyn Bartram, Sustainability Theme Leader, GRAND NCE
What Makes a Successful Industry/ Academic Partnership? Frank Maurer, SurfNet, University of Calgary
Collaborative Oil and Gas Exploration: From Academic Research to Commercial Outcomes Russ Duncan, Sky Hunter & Jeff LaFrenz, VizworX
Emergency Response Planning Bruce Gilkes & Amy Swedlo, C4i Consultants Inc.
Minute Madness 1-minutes presentations on the most exciting research innovations in energy analytics (various presenters)
2:00 to 2:30 Coffee Break & Networking
2:30 to 3:30 Funding Opportunities
  Introduction: Funding for Problem Driven Research Frank Maurer, SurfNet, University of Calgary
NSERC Programs for Industry/Academic Projects Frank Nolan, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
National Research Council Ron Quick, Industrial Technology Advisor National Research Council- Industrial Research Assistance Program (I RAP)
Mitacs internships Eric Loo, Mitacs Business Development Director
Tax incentives, SR&ED Program Jeff Christie, Boast Capital
PTAC Soheil Asgarpour, President, Petroleum Technology Alliance Canada
3:30 to 4:00  Open Forum: questions and next steps