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Join the upcoming innovation event GCCIR Matchmaking Symposium in Barcelona 2018 held in Barcelona, Spain by Innoget and GCCIR.

Join us in this unique opportunity for Spanish organizations to connect with potential Albertan partners to jointly develop R&D projects eligible to receive funding under the Alberta-Europe Technology Collaboration Fund as well as other funding programs to be presented during the event.

The matchmaking symposium, organized by both the German-Canadian Centre for Innovation and Research (GCCIR) and Innoget, the free access global open innovation network, with the support of the Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI) and ACCIÓ, the agency for business competitiveness in Catalonia, will take place on November 19th in Barcelona, as part of the 2018 GCCIR Matchmaking Mission to Europe.

Why attend

Roughly 15 to 20 Albertan SMEs (small-to-medium sized enterprises) will participate in the symposium for the purpose of meeting potential R&D partners based in Spain. Furthermore, during the event, the German-Canadian Centre for Research (GCCIR), the Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI) and ACCIÓ will present the available funding programs that both Spanish and Albertan partners could apply to fund the resulting projects.

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Participants

The symposium is intended for all Spanish organizations –SMEs, Startups, Large Enterprises, Universities, Research Groups, Research and Technology Centres, Regional Promotion Agencies, Scientific and Technology Parks, Clusters, etc.– with activities related to the industrial sectors below:

GCCIR Symposium Industrial Sectors

Symposium Agenda

10:00 Arrival and registration (Coffee served)

10:30 Welcome
Ms. Katelyn Petersen, Manager at German-Canadian Center for Innovation and Research

10:35 Introduction to Alberta region 
Mr. Martin Truksa, Ministry of Economic Development and Trade at Government of Alberta

10:45 Alberta-Europe Technology Collaboration Fund presentation
Mr. Jonas Kuhn, Coordinador de Proyecto Senior del German-Canadian Center for Innovation and Research

11:00 CDTI Funding Programs for Spanish organizations presentation
Ms. Inmaculada Cabrera, Canada Projects Coordinator at CDTI

11:15 ACCIÓ Funding Programs for Catalan organizations presentation
Ms. Anna Monistrol, Project Manager, International Cooperation at ACCIÓ
Ms. Mireia Fageda, Manager of the Tecniospring Program at ACCIÓ
Mr. David Rovirosa, Manager of R&D and Innovation European Programs at ACCIÓ
Ms. Gisela Muñoz, International Trade Consultant at ACCIÓ

11:30 Company introductions

12:05 Individual discussions / B2B Networking

12:45 Lunch and further discussions

14:30 Program End

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About the organizers

German-Canadian Centre for Research and Innovation (GCCIR)
The German-Canadian Centre for Innovation and Research (GCCIR) is a multilateral initiative for the development of German-Canadian, and more broadly European-Canadian, research and business relations. 
It is based in Edmonton, Alberta and is located in the TEC Edmonton Business Incubator. The Centre provides support for the exchange of information, development of networks, and the establishment and cultivation of collaborative partnerships in academia, business, and industry.

Innoget, the trusted open innovation network
Innoget is the free access global open innovation network where worldwide innovation and research professionals meet brilliant experts, find novel technologies, groundbreaking startups and innovative business opportunities online. With more than 14 years in the market, Innoget has become the partner of choice for thousands of institutions, from F500s to Startups and Research Organizations.

Supporting organizations

Centro para el Desarrollo Tecnológico Industrial (CDTI)

The Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI) is a Public Business Entity, answering to the Ministry of Economy, Industry, and Competitiveness, which fosters the technological development and innovation of Spanish companies. It is the entity that channels the funding and support applications for national and international R&D&i projects of Spanish companies. The CDTI thus seeks to contribute to improving the technological level of the Spanish companies.

ACCIÓ - Agency for Business Competitiveness of Catalonia

ACCIÓ is the Agency for Business Competitiveness of Catalonia. ACCIÓ’s different programmes promote internationalization and innovation, providing service to 24,000 companies a year. We connect businesses to the key strategic sectors. We promote internationalization and innovation. We help Catalan business and startups boost their competitiveness. We help international companies connect and tap into the competitive advantages Catalonia and Barcelona provide.

RCD - Rosaud Costas Duran
Rosaud Costas Duran is a leading independent, dynamic and innovative law firm and a reference for providing comprehensive legal advice. RCD is among the most active firms in the transactional market, as reflected in the main international rankings.

Join the upcoming innovation event "FT Innovation Dialogue 5 - The Change Challenge" held in London, United Kingdom by Financial Times Live. 

Discover how innovation leaders are implementing change in their companies to reduce red-tape and to cultivate a more inclusive workplace environment - one in which new ideas can flower, and through which innovation can easily flow.

Ideas, the raw material of innovation, are everywhere. The danger is that we end up looking in the same places for them all the time. Good ideas aren’t exclusive to the C-suite. Those further down the ranks are often closer to the technology and cultural shifts that are taking place, and can provide great insights as well.

But workforces, like the management that governs them, can be blighted by homogeny: everyone is just like everyone else. In the sphere of ideas and creativity, homogeny begets more of the same. More of the same is an enemy of innovation. Bureaucracy (ideas get stuck) and hierarchy (ideas don’t get seen) are enemies of innovation.

How can innovation leaders implement structural change to reduce red-tape, make decision-making more horizontal and cultivate a more inclusive workplace environment - one in which new ideas can flower, and through which innovation can easily flow. What are the technologies that might help facilitate this? And, crucially, how can the power at the center get out of the way of the exciting new ideas happening at the edge?

Past innovation events 2018 | Filter: Future London Academy

Get inspiration for your current projects and advice on how to build a design team of your dreams. Find out the secrets of what makes products successful and what mistakes companies made when they were building new services. During a whole week you’ll immerse yourself into London's technology and creative industry exploring the hottest trends and latest inventions. You will have a chance to meet the teams behind the most ground-breaking products and learn how they approach design strategy, work with clients and improve their services. This programme consists of lectures, round table discussions and mini-workshops all conducted at the actual company offices – that gives even better perspective on how they work and collaborate. Some people call our format a 'design safari', some say it's a VIP behind-the-scenes experience or a research trip. This is a very fresh way to learn and explore the industry. And the best part is – you will spend this week as a part of a small group of 20 like-minded entrepreneurs, UX designers and product managers from around the globe. Programme structure Every day will consist of various activities to maximise your learning experience. Morning session: it is the first session of the day, it will take the form of a lecture, round table or a workshop in one of London's top companies. Lunch break: between the morning and afternoon sessions we will have a short break when you will have an opportunity to have lunch and enjoy the surroundings of the day programme locations. Afternoon session: it is the second session of the day, where you will have a chance to visit another top London agency and listen to their team revealing secrets they use in everyday work. Debrief and the city: after a long day of absorbing new ways of working, idea brainstorming and creative exercises we will debrief the content of the day to better organise them in our minds. This activity will be short and engaging and it will take place straight after the afternoon session in locations that we can then visit as cultural and social activities such as museums, galleries, event spaces or bars. Who is this programme for? — Creative directors and heads of design departments — Digital product designers, UX and visual designers — Design managers and team leads — UX researchers and analysts — Service designers and product owners You will learn: — Best practices in conducting research, prototyping, testing, and product launch for web, mobile, wearables, and internet of things — How human centred design can help your projects — How do world’s best design team and companies work: processes, teams, workspaces, and culture — Methods and tools for digital product design — Digital product design trends — Different ways to use design to change people's behaviour — Oldest pubs and best craft beers Course curator Yury Vetrov, Head of Portal UX, Mail.Ru Group Yury heads Portal UX design team at Mail.Ru Group, one of two largest Russian internet companies that develops 20 multi-platform products. Before becoming a big deal at Mail.ru Group, Yury had his own UX consultancy. He also runs a blog on UX Strategy in Russian, curates one of the most popular UX communities, writes for Smashing Magazine and UXMatters, organises Moscow Dribbble Meetup and teaches at British Higher School of Art & Design. Cost £1,995 (Subject to 20% VAT; if you are paying as an individual living in Europe, UK or if you are a UK business) Price includes: — all talks, office visits, round tables and workshops — exhibition entries and planned cultural activities during the programme — party/networking event at the end of the week — certificates Price doesn't include banks transfer fees, food, travel, visa, accommodation or any other extra expenses.

FLA: UX & Digital Design Week

13 - 17 August, 2018

London, UK

Get inspiration for your current projects and advice on how to build a design team of your dreams. Find out the secrets of what makes products successful and what mistakes companies made when they were building new services. During a whole week you’ll immerse yourself into London's technology and creative industry exploring the hottest trends and latest inventions. You will have a chance to meet the teams behind the most ground-breaking products and learn how they approach design strategy, work with clients and improve their services. This programme consists of lectures, round table discussions and mini-workshops all conducted at the actual company offices – that gives even better perspective on how they work and collaborate. Some people call our format a 'design safari', some say it's a VIP behind-the-scenes experience or a research trip. This is a very fresh way to learn and explore the industry. And the best part is – you will spend this week as a part of a small group of 20 like-minded entrepreneurs, UX designers and product managers from around the globe. Programme structure Every day will consist of various activities to maximise your learning experience. Morning session: it is the first session of the day, it will take the form of a lecture, round table or a workshop in one of London's top companies. Lunch break: between the morning and afternoon sessions we will have a short break when you will have an opportunity to have lunch and enjoy the surroundings of the day programme locations. Afternoon session: it is the second session of the day, where you will have a chance to visit another top London agency and listen to their team revealing secrets they use in everyday work. Debrief and the city: after a long day of absorbing new ways of working, idea brainstorming and creative exercises we will debrief the content of the day to better organise them in our minds. This activity will be short and engaging and it will take place straight after the afternoon session in locations that we can then visit as cultural and social activities such as museums, galleries, event spaces or bars. Who is this programme for? — Creative directors and heads of design departments — Digital product designers, UX and visual designers — Design managers and team leads — UX researchers and analysts — Service designers and product owners You will learn: — Best practices in conducting research, prototyping, testing, and product launch for web, mobile, wearables, and internet of things — How human centred design can help your projects — How do world’s best design team and companies work: processes, teams, workspaces, and culture — Methods and tools for digital product design — Digital product design trends — Different ways to use design to change people's behaviour — Oldest pubs and best craft beers Course curator Yury Vetrov, Head of Portal UX, Mail.Ru Group Yury heads Portal UX design team at Mail.Ru Group, one of two largest Russian internet companies that develops 20 multi-platform products. Before becoming a big deal at Mail.ru Group, Yury had his own UX consultancy. He also runs a blog on UX Strategy in Russian, curates one of the most popular UX communities, writes for Smashing Magazine and UXMatters, organises Moscow Dribbble Meetup and teaches at British Higher School of Art & Design. Cost £1,995 (Subject to 20% VAT; if you are paying as an individual living in Europe, UK or if you are a UK business) Price includes: — all talks, office visits, round tables and workshops — exhibition entries and planned cultural activities during the programme — party/networking event at the end of the week — certificates Price doesn't include banks transfer fees, food, travel, visa, accommodation or any other extra expenses.

Is your brand future-proof? How can brands express themselves using new channels and evolving technologies and create design that will last for generations? Branding is UK's number one export. But what makes agencies in London so successful globally? Meet the legendary designers behind the greatest masterpieces and listen to their approach to brand strategy. Explore all the new possibilities from experiential and sound identity to branding in digital and motion design. This one-week learning adventure is for people who want to understand what differentiates a good brand from a great one, how to create a legacy and what you need to know to succeed globally. This programme will help you to stay up-to-date with the newest trends in the industry, become better at what you do and find new ways to develop your career. The programme includes talks, roundtables, mini-workshops, visits to exhibitions and professional discussions. You will also have a unique opportunity to get a behind the scenes look at the most influential agencies in London and meet fellow creatives from around the world. Programme structure Every day will consist of various activities to maximise your learning experience. Morning guest: the first activity of the day includes informal talk over breakfast to activate brain and body to receive the creative stimuli of the day. You will interact with other participants, share your ideas, experiences and expectation for the day and meet local professionals to get to know more about the backstage of the creative industry. Morning session: it is the first session of the day, it will take the form of a lecture, roundtable or a workshop in one of London's top companies. Lunch break: between the morning and afternoon sessions we will have a short break when you will have an opportunity to have lunch and enjoy the surroundings of the day programme locations. Afternoon session: it is the second session of the day, where you will have a chance to visit another top London agency and listen to their team revealing secrets they use in everyday work. Debrief and the city: after a long day of absorbing new ways of working, idea brainstorming and creative exercises we will debrief the content of the day to better organise them in our minds. This activity will be short and engaging and it will take place straight after the afternoon session in locations that we can then visit as cultural and social activities such as museums, galleries, event spaces or bars. Who is this programme for? — Creative and art directors — Brand managers and strategists — Heads of marketing — Graphic, motion, digital and packaging designers — Everyone who is passionate about branding You will learn: — What processes, tools and methodologies do leading creative agencies use — How to create a future-proof brand — Latest trends in branding – from motion design to scent and sound design — How new technologies like Artificial intelligence and Virtual Reality will change what branding means — How to approach redesign of a brand with heritage — How to plan an office space to promote the culture of creativity and knowledge exchange — How to share your ideas with clients more effectively Cost £1,995 (Subject to 20% VAT; if you are paying as an individual living in Europe, UK or if you are a UK business)Price includes: — all talks, office visits, roundtables and workshops — exhibition entries and planned cultural activities during the programme — party/networking event at the end of the week — certificates Price doesn't include banks transfer fees, food, travel, visa, accommodation or any other extra expenses.

FLA: Future of Branding Week

25 - 29 June, 2018

London, UK

Is your brand future-proof? How can brands express themselves using new channels and evolving technologies and create design that will last for generations? Branding is UK's number one export. But what makes agencies in London so successful globally? Meet the legendary designers behind the greatest masterpieces and listen to their approach to brand strategy. Explore all the new possibilities from experiential and sound identity to branding in digital and motion design. This one-week learning adventure is for people who want to understand what differentiates a good brand from a great one, how to create a legacy and what you need to know to succeed globally. This programme will help you to stay up-to-date with the newest trends in the industry, become better at what you do and find new ways to develop your career. The programme includes talks, roundtables, mini-workshops, visits to exhibitions and professional discussions. You will also have a unique opportunity to get a behind the scenes look at the most influential agencies in London and meet fellow creatives from around the world. Programme structure Every day will consist of various activities to maximise your learning experience. Morning guest: the first activity of the day includes informal talk over breakfast to activate brain and body to receive the creative stimuli of the day. You will interact with other participants, share your ideas, experiences and expectation for the day and meet local professionals to get to know more about the backstage of the creative industry. Morning session: it is the first session of the day, it will take the form of a lecture, roundtable or a workshop in one of London's top companies. Lunch break: between the morning and afternoon sessions we will have a short break when you will have an opportunity to have lunch and enjoy the surroundings of the day programme locations. Afternoon session: it is the second session of the day, where you will have a chance to visit another top London agency and listen to their team revealing secrets they use in everyday work. Debrief and the city: after a long day of absorbing new ways of working, idea brainstorming and creative exercises we will debrief the content of the day to better organise them in our minds. This activity will be short and engaging and it will take place straight after the afternoon session in locations that we can then visit as cultural and social activities such as museums, galleries, event spaces or bars. Who is this programme for? — Creative and art directors — Brand managers and strategists — Heads of marketing — Graphic, motion, digital and packaging designers — Everyone who is passionate about branding You will learn: — What processes, tools and methodologies do leading creative agencies use — How to create a future-proof brand — Latest trends in branding – from motion design to scent and sound design — How new technologies like Artificial intelligence and Virtual Reality will change what branding means — How to approach redesign of a brand with heritage — How to plan an office space to promote the culture of creativity and knowledge exchange — How to share your ideas with clients more effectively Cost £1,995 (Subject to 20% VAT; if you are paying as an individual living in Europe, UK or if you are a UK business)Price includes: — all talks, office visits, roundtables and workshops — exhibition entries and planned cultural activities during the programme — party/networking event at the end of the week — certificates Price doesn't include banks transfer fees, food, travel, visa, accommodation or any other extra expenses.

Design Thinking Innovation Week created by Future London Academy. This is a unique programme for creative entrepreneurs, designers and business owners – introducing you to London's most innovative businesses and uncovering the latest approaches to design thinking and innovation. Every day will consist of lectures, roundtables and visits to the top companies who adopted the human-centred approach, where you will meet the teams behind their latest research and innovation. Some people call our format a 'design safari', some say it's a VIP behind-the-scenes experience or a research trip. During the week you will also explore the latest trends and discoveries in virtual reality, artificial intelligence, sustainability and future of technologies. You will learn about the latest approach to creativity, product management and business management – and have the opportunity to ask any questions in an informal atmosphere. All lectures and workshops will take place in the actual agencies giving participants a better context of the topic. This programme is designed to give you inspiration for your work, to help you get an expert opinion on your current projects, and keep you up-to-date with the latest trends in the industry. Programme structure Every day will consist of various activities to maximise your learning experience. Morning session: it is the first session of the day, it will take the form of a lecture, roundtable or a workshop in one of London's top companies. Lunch break: between the morning and afternoon sessions we will have a short break when you will have an opportunity to have lunch and enjoy the surroundings of the day programme locations. Afternoon session: it is the second session of the day, where you will have a chance to visit another top London agency and listen to their team revealing secrets they use in everyday work. Debrief and the city: after a long day of absorbing new ways of working, innovating and creative thinking we will debrief the content of the day to better organise them in our minds. This activity will be short and engaging and it will take place straight after the afternoon session in locations that we can then visit as cultural and social activities such as museums, galleries, event spaces or bars. Who is this programme for? — CEOs, CIOs and business owners — heads of design and innovation departments — product managers and team leaders — service and experience designers — UX researchers — innovators and trendsetters You will learn: — How to use design thinking to create innovation — Best practices in conducting research, prototyping, testing and product launching — Latest trends in VR, AR and AI — What other methodologies and processes companies use to create new products — How to spot real innovation — How to plan an office space to promote the culture of innovation and knowledge exchange — How to share your ideas with clients and investors more effectively Course curator Ekaterina Solomeina, designer, innovator, co-founder of Future London Academy "London is the best place to learn about innovation and service. This is a city where technology giants meet quirky startups, where traditions meet inventions, and where designers from all across the world are solving problems with the power of design thinking." Cost £1,995 (Subject to 20% VAT; if you are paying as an individual living in Europe, UK or if you are a UK business) Price includes: — all talks, office visits, roundtables and workshops — exhibition entries and planned cultural activities during the programme — party/networking event at the end of the week — certificates Price doesn't include banks transfer fees, food, travel, visa, accommodation or any other extra expenses.

FLA: Design Thinking & Innovation Week

19 - 23 March, 2018

London, UK

Design Thinking Innovation Week created by Future London Academy. This is a unique programme for creative entrepreneurs, designers and business owners – introducing you to London's most innovative businesses and uncovering the latest approaches to design thinking and innovation. Every day will consist of lectures, roundtables and visits to the top companies who adopted the human-centred approach, where you will meet the teams behind their latest research and innovation. Some people call our format a 'design safari', some say it's a VIP behind-the-scenes experience or a research trip. During the week you will also explore the latest trends and discoveries in virtual reality, artificial intelligence, sustainability and future of technologies. You will learn about the latest approach to creativity, product management and business management – and have the opportunity to ask any questions in an informal atmosphere. All lectures and workshops will take place in the actual agencies giving participants a better context of the topic. This programme is designed to give you inspiration for your work, to help you get an expert opinion on your current projects, and keep you up-to-date with the latest trends in the industry. Programme structure Every day will consist of various activities to maximise your learning experience. Morning session: it is the first session of the day, it will take the form of a lecture, roundtable or a workshop in one of London's top companies. Lunch break: between the morning and afternoon sessions we will have a short break when you will have an opportunity to have lunch and enjoy the surroundings of the day programme locations. Afternoon session: it is the second session of the day, where you will have a chance to visit another top London agency and listen to their team revealing secrets they use in everyday work. Debrief and the city: after a long day of absorbing new ways of working, innovating and creative thinking we will debrief the content of the day to better organise them in our minds. This activity will be short and engaging and it will take place straight after the afternoon session in locations that we can then visit as cultural and social activities such as museums, galleries, event spaces or bars. Who is this programme for? — CEOs, CIOs and business owners — heads of design and innovation departments — product managers and team leaders — service and experience designers — UX researchers — innovators and trendsetters You will learn: — How to use design thinking to create innovation — Best practices in conducting research, prototyping, testing and product launching — Latest trends in VR, AR and AI — What other methodologies and processes companies use to create new products — How to spot real innovation — How to plan an office space to promote the culture of innovation and knowledge exchange — How to share your ideas with clients and investors more effectively Course curator Ekaterina Solomeina, designer, innovator, co-founder of Future London Academy "London is the best place to learn about innovation and service. This is a city where technology giants meet quirky startups, where traditions meet inventions, and where designers from all across the world are solving problems with the power of design thinking." Cost £1,995 (Subject to 20% VAT; if you are paying as an individual living in Europe, UK or if you are a UK business) Price includes: — all talks, office visits, roundtables and workshops — exhibition entries and planned cultural activities during the programme — party/networking event at the end of the week — certificates Price doesn't include banks transfer fees, food, travel, visa, accommodation or any other extra expenses.

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