CRIN – Canada's Oil & Gas: An Industry of Innovation
Event Date: Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Location: Chateau Laurier, 1 Rideau St, Ottawa, ON, Canada K1N 8S7
When most people think of innovation, they don’t generally think of the oil and gas industry. And yet out of all research and development spent in the energy sector in 2016, the fossil fuels industry was responsible for 75%. These investments are leading to innovations that will position Canada as a global leader in producing clean hydrocarbon energy.
The billions of dollars spent every year by oil and gas companies will benefit the entire economy, creating new environmental technologies to significantly improve environmental performance in Canada and create new, next generation exports. Hear about how these innovations will help lower the emissions footprint of this critical industry, while at the same time accelerating the growth of a whole new clean tech ecosystem.
The Clean Resource Innovation Network (CRIN) is a group of forward-thinking oil and gas industry professionals, innovators, financiers, policy makers, incubators & accelerators, academics and students committed to the success of the hydrocarbon energy sector, the people and communities that it touches, and a strong, carbon-competitive and diversified Canadian economy.
CRIN is comprised of individuals, and companies of all sizes. CRIN represents a network of highly successful industrial and regional resources, capital, and talent; our participants and impacts are global in nature. CRIN builds on a longstanding Canadian innovation success story and positions the energy industry for further success in the 21st century through a determined focus on accelerated commercialization of technology and innovation.
Emerging Innovators Pitch Session
Join us on Wednesday, May 8th from 3:30 - 4:30 pm for a short presentation profiling RF XL and its' emission reduction opportunities.
VP Commercialization, RF Heating
Mike is an accomplished executive with over 25 years of international experience building high-growth, disruptive and innovative businesses in the energy, utilities, telecommunications and technology sectors. Mike started his career in the oil and gas industry before pivoting to technology, where he worked on the development and deployment of several diverse and ground-breaking technologies. In 2013, he joined Acceleware after being attracted by the vast potential of its radio frequency (RF) heating systems for oil sands and heavy oil production. Mike’s unique aptitude for navigating the barriers associated with business growth coupled with a respect for both the energy industry and its political realities, makes him well-suited to spearhead the process of commercializing Acceleware’s RF heating technology. He holds a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Calgary and a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance from the University of British Columbia.