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The last few months have been active ones for the Cybera team. On the eve of the holidays, Cybera is pleased to share news on its project developments, network activites, as well as a recap from our fall event, Summit 09: Partnerships in CI Development. To read more, CLICK HERE.
(December 3, 2009 – Calgary, AB) – Cybera, a non-profit organization accelerating Albertans’ competitive advantage in research and development, is pleased to announce the appointment of Robin Winsor as President and CEO. Winsor, a Calgary entrepreneur with nearly 20 years experience in the private sector, joins the organization following Dr. Brian Unger who was appointed Interim President and CEO by Cybera’s Board of Directors in May 2009.
“We conducted an extensive search to find a CEO who would build on the excellent leadership provided by Brian and also extend our services to Alberta’s business sector,” said Seamus O’Shea, Chair of Cybera’s Board of Directors. “We are pleased to have recruited Robin who has an excellent record in both scientific innovation and business development.”
Winsor brings a strong background of experience in sectors such as oil and gas, seismic, geophysics, and medical science. He invented and developed the world’s first direct digital x-ray system, founding Imaging Dynamics Company Ltd. in 1991. In 2005, Imaging Dynamics won the Cool Companies Award for being an innovative and exciting place to work. In 2005 and 2006, Winsor’s company was among the top 10 in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 fastest growing companies. Winsor is a past winner of the Manning Innovation Award and the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
The Board of Directors of Alberta’s new research and innovation agencies has been announced. The five Alberta Innovates agencies come into being January 1, 2010, replacing 10 former provincially funded research and innovation organizations. The new system will better align resources, making it more responsive to researchers and entrepreneurs, more accountable to Alberta taxpayers, and more competitive in the global economy. Alberta Innovates will contribute to The Way Forward, the Government of Alberta’s plan for a strong economic recovery, which includes ensuring that Alberta’s industries are competitive and continue to attract investment to provide jobs and prosperity.
CANARIE’s NEP Program Second-Round Recipients Announced
(November 9, 2009 – Calgary, AB) – Cybera’s newest pilot projects, the Cloud-Enabled Space Weather Modeling and Data Assimilation Platform (CESWP) and Geospatial Cyberinfrastructure for Environmental Sensing (GeoCENS), are among the recipients of CANARIE’s second-round of Network-Enabled Platform Program (NEP) funding.
Advance your business’ commercialization process with Cybera. As one of the Alberta Innovation Voucher Pilot Program’s qualified service providers, Cybera will partner with businesses to help them accelerate their commercialization process. The Alberta Innovation Voucher Pilot Program is an Alberta Advanced Education and Technology initiative to assist technology and knowledge-driven small businesses with advancing their products to market. Eligible businesses can apply for vouchers up to $50,000 in value.
heck Out the New Site for Summit 09 Highlights and the 2008-09 Cybera Annual Report
(October 27, 2009 – Calgary, AB) – Coming off of its highly successful event, Summit 09: Partnerships in CI Development, which ran October 12-16 in Banff, AB, Cybera is pleased to announce a new look for its website and the release of the 2008-09 Cybera Annual Report.
Alberta companies have another opportunity to apply to the Alberta Innovation Voucher Pilot Program. These vouchers will help Alberta entrepreneurs develop their technology-based ideas into marketable products or services. The two-year pilot initiative is assisting technology and knowledge-driven small businesses with commercialization. As one of the program’s approved service providers, Cybera will work with a number of gaming, technology, cloud computing and media companies to develop voucher applications for new, leading-edge products and ideas. The innovation vouchers are available for up to $50,000 in value. Alberta Advanced Education is now reviewing applications and will notify successful companies by mid-March. Click here for more information about working with Cybera on a voucher application, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
15 October 2009Cybera is proud to report on the past year’s success, including a number of new partnerships and pilot projects, in the Cybera 2008-09 Annual Report. The report is now available here for download, or to receive a printed copy, please email us with your name and mailing address.
Cybera Event Explores What’s Next in Data Integration, Green IT, Cloud Computing and Other Areas of Cyberinfrastructure
Summit 09: Partnerships in CI Development
(October 14, 2009 – Banff, Alberta) – Cybera-hosted sessions at Summit 09: Partnerships in CI Development begin today and will explore leading-edge initiatives around data management, the advantages of going green in IT, business opportunities through cloud computing, and up-and-coming areas of cyberinfrastructure.
13 October 2009
The Summit 09 Registration Desk will be open in the Max Bell Building at The Banff Centre starting Sunday, October 11 from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Early arrival registrants are welcome to check-in and pick up their delegate packages during this time. Otherwise, the Registration Desk will be open starting at 8:00 Monday morning. Registration will remain open until Thursday, October 15. To register during the week, please check in at the on-site Registration Desk and pay via credit card. You may also register and pay ahead of time online before you arrive. To register online, click here.