Ontario-Quebec Cybersecurity R&D Challenge Partnering Forum March 16, 2016 RICCentre Supporting industry-academic collaborations in Quebec and Ontario Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) and Prompt Inc., in partnership with the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), are launching a $3-million program that aims to develop innovative new technologies, products and services in cybersecurity. These projects are intended to support and provide solutions to advance Canada’s cybersecurity strategy, which seeks to secure government systems and protect citizens, companies and key infrastructure underlying our economy. On Wednesday, April 6 we will host a Partnering Forum at the Ottawa Conference and Event Centre. This will provide you with the opportunity to learn more about the program, hear from keynote speakers, participate in B2B networking sessions as well as network with potential industry or academic partners from both Quebec and Ontario. Click here to view the draft agenda. Please register now if you are interested in attending. If you are unable to attend the event but would like to share your cybersecurity R&D challenge partnering needs with the event attendees, please click here. Full program details will be published in mid-March on OCE’s and Prompt’s websites. Those interested in discussing this opportunity are welcome to contact: Francois Borrelli Vice President, Strategy & Business Development Prompt Inc. 514-575-0997 firstname.lastname@example.org Philippa King, Ph.D Business Development Manager, Eastern and Northern Ontario Region Ontario Centres of Excellence 613-726-3430 x4225 email@example.com OCE is an Ontario not-for-profit organization created to drive the development of Ontario’s economy by helping create new jobs, products, services, technologies and businesses through partnerships between industry and academia. PROMPT Inc. is a non-profit corporation that stimulates the creation of R&D partnerships between the industry and public research institutions in order to increase Quebec’s competitive edge in the information and communications technology market. NSERC invests over $1 billion each year in natural sciences and engineering research in Canada. Our investments deliver discoveries, valuable world-firsts in knowledge claimed by a brain trust of over 11,000 professors, world-leading researchers in their fields. Our investments enable partnerships and collaborations that connect industry with discoveries and the people behind them. Researcher-industry partnerships established by NSERC help inform R&D, solve scale-up challenges and reduce the risks of developing high-potential technology.