*Due to the current circumstance, all travel by Innovation PEI employees has been suspended until further notice.  Many upcoming events have been canceled, postponed, or rescheduled.  If you are unsure of a previously posted event, please contact one of our staff at (902) 368-6300.

Do you have an upcoming event that you think our community should know about? Fill out our Event Submission form so we can share it with our valued clients and partners.   *Subject to approval.
Sep
18
Wed
2019
Go for the Greens Business Development Conference for Women Entrepreneurs
Sep 18 – Sep 21 all day

See Go for the Greens Business Development Conference for Women Entrepreneurs website for more details.

Sep
19
Thu
2019
PEI International Shellfish Festival
Sep 19 – Sep 22 all day

See the PEI Internationa Shellfish Festival website for more details and tickets.

Sep
25
Wed
2019
Synapse First Annual Innovation Celebration @ Schurman Market Square, Don & Marion McDougall Hall
Sep 25 all day

Join us for cocktails, a Fireside Chat   with distinguished UPEI alumni
and the presentation of the Synapse “Innovators of the Year Awards”

Nominations for the Awards are being accepted now!
CLICK HERE for the Award Guidelines
CLICK HERE for the online Nomination Form.

Event Invitation & RSVP info to follow soon!

Synapse is an independently incorporated commercialization, technology transfer and engagement company created to work with UPEI to develop stronger linkages between UPEI and industry sectors. We Help Move Ideas Forward Faster

The Canadian International Seafood Show 2019 @ Place Bonaventure
Sep 25 – Sep 26 all day

The Canadian International Seafood Show has the distinction of being Canada’s first seafood show. This edition which takes place in Montreal will show off Canada’s seafood industry to the world. The International component provides an opportunity for Canadian buyers to meet with suppliers from visiting countries and discover new products and new flavors. Technology will be showcase with a section reserved for packaging, weighing and processing equipment etc. Informative conferences will be offered on subjects including sustainable fisheries, new trade agreements with Europe, Canadian import standards and more. For more information please contact Jamie Blanchard at Innovation PEI by email at jrblanchard@gov.pe.ca or by phone at (902) 368-4474

Sep
27
Fri
2019
Weekly Startup Zone Coffee Chat @ Startup Zone
Sep 27 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Weekly coffee chat at Startup Zone is an ongoing event you can attend.  Check their website or sign up for their newsletter to stay informed of all Startup Zone events.

Oct
1
Tue
2019
CONXEMAR Trade Mission @ IFEVI - Avenida do Aeroporto, 772, 36318 Vigo (Pontevedra). España
Oct 1 – Oct 3 all day

The Conxemar trade show takes place in Vigo, Spain, an important fishing port in Europe, and serves as the meeting point for the entire processing branch, distributors, importers and exporters of frozen seafood products. Since its inauguration in 1999, it has grown steadily in visitors and exhibitors, with an exhibition area of 31,500 m². It is the most important Fish and Seafood trade show in Southern Europe, with significant international presence and dozens of national pavilions.

Corporate Innovation Workshop: Design Thinking Bootcamp @ Startup Zone
Oct 1 @ 9:00 am – Oct 2 @ 12:00 pm

Description

In partnership with Volta, Startup Zone is happy to present the following workshop:

Design Thinking Bootcamp

Having a strong understanding of design thinking processes and principles can be a game-changer for collaborative teams working to enhance or diversify product offerings. Companies such as Apple, Coca Cola, and Walt Disney, for example, all practice design thinking and see 10-year returns yielding 2.19 times that of the 500.

In this Design Thinking Bootcamp at Startup Zone, led by Christine Hamblin (BCA, BSc, MTEI), Atlantic Innovation Lead at Accenture, you will discover and apply the five phases of the design thinking process empathize, define, ideate, prototype and test – to your organization’s challenges or pain points. Through various hands-on activities and lessons, this design thinking bootcamp will force you to challenge your assumptions, redefine the problem your company is facing, and help you gain a real understanding of your users. From there, you will be able to iterate on or create a better, more effective solution for your business.

To make the most of this bootcamp – which runs as two half-day sessions from 9am to 12pm – come prepared with a pain point or problem your company is experiencing (or we will identify one) to tackle together. Following this bootcamp, you will become the champion of Design Thinking within your organization, leading the charge when it comes to framing and solving problems creatively, and shaking up your organization’s product offerings.

This workshop will be held at Startup Zone. Coffee and a light breakfast will be provided.

Oct
3
Thu
2019
Office Hours: Innovation PEI @ Startup Zone : Breakout Room #3
Oct 3 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Office Hours: Innovation PEI

Preston Llewellyn or Julie Alford will be available for meetings here at this time. Book half-hour appointment slots by contacting Erin! 

They will be here every other Thursday. 

Oct
4
Fri
2019
Weekly Startup Zone Coffee Chat @ Startup Zone
Oct 4 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Weekly coffee chat at Startup Zone is an ongoing event you can attend.  Check their website or sign up for their newsletter to stay informed of all Startup Zone events.

Oct
5
Sat
2019
Anuga 2019
Oct 5 – Oct 9 all day

Contact Innovation PEI or go to Anuga 2019 Website for more details or registration