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Thursday, November 14 • 1:30pm - 2:10pm
Convergence science and tackling grand challenges / Convergence scientifique et capacité à surmonter les grands défis

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Panel Organized by: Julie Greene, Privy Council Office | Christina Stachulak, National Research Canada / Julie Greene, Bureau du Conseil privé | Christina Stachulak, Conseil national de recherches du Canada

How is the Government of Canada helping to address complex public policy challenges, and what is the role for outcomes-based approaches in incentivizing partnerships? This panel will touch on horizontal mechanisms to address some of the most pressing problems addressing Canadians - from using data and drug checking technologies to stop death by opioid overdose to bringing clean technologies to market.

Using Challenge Prizes, backed by data and science, linked to entrepreneurship and building new markets for Canadian products that can help solve global problems – are concrete examples of how the Government is converging to tackle today’s “wicked problems”.

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Julie Greene

Lead, Partnerships, Impact and Innovation Unit, Privy Council Office
Julie Greene leads the Partnership area of the Impact and Innovation Unit at the Privy Council Office, where she is responsible for supporting federal partners to better use outcomes-based funding approaches. Experienced in the development of challenge prizes and other pay-for-success... Read More →

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Julie Angus

CEO and Co-Founder, Open Ocean Robotics
Julie Angus is the CEO and co-founder of Open Ocean Robotics, a company that provides ocean insights using their proprietary solar and wind powered autonomous boats, which travel our oceans for months at a time collecting ocean data. Their mission is to make it cheaper, easier and... Read More →
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Roman Szumski

Vice-President, Life Sciences, National Research Council
Dr. Roman Szumski joined the National Research Council (NRC) in July 2005 as Vice-President of Life Sciences, responsible for three Research Centres: Aquatic and Crop Resource Development; Human Health Therapeutics and Medical Devices. He represents NRC internationally in Asia, has... Read More →
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Shahab Shahnazari

Director, Innovation Challenges, MaRS Partnerships
Dr. Shahab Shahnazari leads MaRS' Innovation Challenges practice which works with governments, agencies, foundations and private sector organizations to engage the global community in the identification and testing of novel concepts, methodologies and products that can address organizational... Read More →

Thursday November 14, 2019 1:30pm - 2:10pm EST