Dr Cooper Langford & Dr Peter Josty
Please note: There will be a $10 charge per session. There will be no refunds, but tickets are transferrable.
A light lunch will be provided to registrants.
The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) is the largest study of entrepreneurship in the world. This presentation describes the latest GEM Alberta report and compares entrepreneurship in Alberta with other Canadian provinces and 60 other countries. The report takes a comprehensive look at the aspirations, attitudes and activities of entrepreneurs in Alberta and how Alberta compares with other jurisdictions. The study also identifies some of the strengths and weaknesses of the Alberta innovation system.
About the Presenters
Dr. Cooper H. Langford
Cooper H. Langford (Ph.D., FRSC, FAAAS) is a founding THECIS fellow and initial interim chair of the board. He is also a chemist and research administrator. He has served as Vice President (Research) at the University of Calgary, and Assoc. Vice-rector (Research) at Concordia. His government experience includes a term as Director of Physical and Mathematical Sciences which saw him responsible for big science at NSERC. He chaired the Nuclear and Particle Physics Advisory Panel and served as a representative to the OECD Mega Science Forum for Industry Canada. He is an author of four books and over 300 research communications in inorganic chemistry, environmental chemistry, innovation studies, and knowledge exchange between universities and their communities.
Dr. Peter Josty
Peter Josty, PhD has been Executive Director of THECIS since 2001. THECIS is a not-for-profit research company that specializes in innovation research. Before this he had a diversified career in the chemical industry in Canada, holding positions as a research chemist, market development specialist, technical manager, new products application manager, business development manager and head of strategy and planning. In these roles he was a practitioner of innovation and led numerous new product introductions to North American markets. Peter has a PhD in chemistry from the University of London and an MBA from IMI [now IMD] in Geneva Switzerland.