Innovate Calgary Spring 2014 Speaker Series Session 3

Innovate Calgary Spring 2014 Speaker Series Session 3

Session #3 Innovation and the Energy Industry: Can Research Turn into a Competitive Advantage?

Hear from industry, academic and business leaders on leveraging research to create a competitive advantage. Learn what is needed to facilitate cooperative efforts between industry, Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs), and academia that result in bringing energy tech to market.


  • Eric Schmadtke, MBA: Vice President, EnerTech Capital
  • Duncan McInnis, PhD: Senior Water Supply Engineer, Golder Associates Ltd.
  • Tom Jack, PhD: Adjunct Professor & Research Associate, Petroleum Microbiology Research Group, University of Calgary
  • Jon DeCoste, P.Eng: Operations Engineer, Conventional Pipelines BU, Pembina Pipeline Corporation


Henry Kutarna, BA, CDME: VP Investment & Market Development, Innovate Calgary


MacEwan Hall Ballroom, University of Calgary


Seminars are free and open to the public. RSVP is required. Lunch is provided.

Innovate Calgary’s Speaker Series is an opportunity for interactive dialogue on technology commercialization and business incubation. Hear success stories, learn from industry experts and peers, and expand your network. Following each panel discussion, panelists and attendees are invited to join us for refreshments and networking.