Collaborative, Impactful R&D

We connected with Carmen Rieder, Manager of the Industry Engagement team in the Office of the Vice-President (Research) at the University of Calgary to discuss their support and involvement with SmartMTX. As Bronze Sponsors of the SmartMTX, this new office is excited to help business execute impactful R&D! With experience in both industry and university R&D, their team connects companies and academic teams for collaborative research. From making introductions and adding partners to identifying funding and supporting agreement negotiations, they can facilitate your next applied research project.

Q: What’s your main reason for exhibiting at SmartMTX?

A: To meet advanced manufacturing innovators and to introduce UCalgary’s new Industry Engagement office for one-stop partnering on collaborative optimization projects that benefit your business! 

Q: Who do you want to connect with at the show and why? 

A: Companies that want to progress leading edge technologies in:

  • Robotics,
  • process optimization,
  • software solutions,
  • cybersecurity,
  • and more!

We also want to connect with innovation ecosystem players such as funders and other post-secondary institutions  to discuss collaboration opportunities that could benefit the advanced manufacturing sector across Alberta.

Q: What solution(s) are you exhibiting and who are they designed for?

A: The Industry Engagement team in the Office of the Vice-President (Research) will help you navigate the many collaborative opportunities that we offer companies.  Often, companies, research professors and graduate students collaborate via an extended benchtop model where the UCalgary team serves as your R&D provider, conducting research and optimization studies on a project-by-project basis.   

Q: What is the advantage of your solution over the competition?

A:  Companies create impactful research in collaboration with UCalgary. In the last 10 years, UCalgary has co-published more than 2500 academic papers in partnership with industry.  On average, these publications have received more than four times the interest of similar publications.  Our corporate collaborators include Johnson & Johnson, Schlumberger, Microsoft USA, GE Healthcare and GlaxoSmithKline, just to name a few. As a post-secondary institution, our approach is collaborative; however, one significant advantage to working with us is that that talented student intern that contributed to optimizing your workflow could become a valuable employee in the future! 

Match. Support. Advance. Find out more on our web site:  Contact them directly at industry.engagement(at) #UCalgaryResearch

Posted: March 29, 2023

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