Wednesday, March 13, 2013
8:30 am – 2:30 pm
Innovacorp Enterprise Centre
1344 Summer Street, Halifax

In December 2012, Premier Dexter announced Nova Scotia’s intention to develop the former Bowater Mersey mill in Brooklyn (Liverpool) into a new centre for demonstrating and piloting cleaner energy, bioenergy and forestry innovations.

The new centre is in the early stages of development. The goal is to build a model that advances the resource-based bioeconomy and provides opportunities for partnerships and collaboration between industry and the research community. The former mill offers the advantage of a demonstration or commercial-scale facility, with access to steam and biomass supply for research and development of bioenergy technology. There is also on-site access to a wharf and port.

Innovacorp is hosting this forum to bring together interested industry players to understand their needs and how we can tailor infrastructure for the bioresource-based industry.

The Agenda

8:30 am          Light Breakfast and Networking

9:00 am          Presentations:

INNOVACORP DEMONSTRATION CENTRE: Demonstration and Development Opportunities for the Bioresource-Based Industry – Dr. Jacquelyn Thayer Scott, Interim CEO, Innovacorp

Forestry Innovation in Nova Scotia: Fibre Access and Technology Options – Julie Towers, Executive Director, Renewable Resources Branch, Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources

9:30 am         Introduction to the Industry Panel

10:30 am       Nutrition Break

11:00 am       Facilitated Discussion – Opportunities and Support Mechanisms

12:30 pm       Lunch

1:15 pm –      Plenary – Infrastructure for the Bioresource-Based Industry
2:30 pm

Please RSVP to Amanda Tarr at ATARR@INNOVACORP.CA by Monday, March 11.