The Navigate Centre’s new makerspace is asking
innovators and aspiring entrepreneurs to gather for a two-day event that will
examine challenges and opportunities in the forest industry.
Forestry Start-up Days, June 20-22, Arts and Science
atrium, Grenfell Campus, Memorial University, will provide opportunities for participants
to interact with industry experts and work on a start-up idea with a team.
“The pitches will revolve around challenges and
opportunities in the forest industry in western Newfoundland, presented by an
opening panel of industry experts,” said Maria Kilfoil, makerspace manager.
“Participants will also learn the Lean Business Model, and will be able to use
an array of design and fabrication tools to create physical prototypes.”
The industry experts’ panel will
be presented by Darren Pelley, VP and general manager of Corner
Brook Pulp and Paper Ltd.; Bill Dawson, executive director of the new
Newfoundland and Labrador Forest Industry Association; Kate Edwards, acting
science director of the Atlantic Forestry Centre and adjunct professor at
Grenfell; and Eric Young, director, Forest Engineering & Industry Services,
provincial department Natural Resources.
The event is free, and includes a pizza and networking session, breakfasts
and a lunch. The full agenda and registration link are available at www.grenfell.mun.ca/forestrystartup. For more
information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.