ASR Doing Business Series: Overview of Build in Canada Innovation Programadmin February 4, 2017
32 Akerley Blvd
Dartmouth, NS B3B 1N1
Presenter: Cindy O’Driscoll, Office of Small and Medium Sized Enterprise (OSME)
Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC)
Cindy has held a variety of roles with the Government of Canada over the past seven years. She has developed a diverse range of skills in procurement through her work with the Acquisitions Branch of Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) in both Ottawa and Halifax. As a key member of the Office of Small and Medium Enterprises (OSME) in Halifax, Cindy advises and educates Atlantic Canadian companies and industry associations about the federal procurement process. She also creates awareness of the department’s Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP), which assists entrepreneurs and innovators in commercializing their unique products by buying and testing their innovations in one of the many federal departments and agencies.
Cindy possesses a Master of Science in Coastal Zone Management from Bournemouth University, U.K. and a Master of Arts in Archaeology from Memorial University of Newfoundland. She is currently pursuing an Executive Master of Business Administration at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax.
Session 5: Overview of Build in Canada Innovation Program
This presentation by the Office of Small and Medium Enterprises (OSME) will provide an overview of the Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP). Created to bolster innovation in Canada’s business sector, the BCIP helps companies bridge the pre-commercialization gap while providing federal government departments with the opportunity to access innovative solutions to operational challenges. BCIP supports Canadian businesses by procuring and testing their late stage innovative products and services within the federal government before taking them to market. The BCIP targets innovations in five key areas: Environment; Safety and Security; Health; Enabling Technologies; and the new Military Component.
Free to Attend for Members and Guests
Registration Required – Light Lunch provided