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CleanTech Innovation: An evening with decision makers and entrepreneurs

  • 26 Nov 2014
  • 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Heart & Crown (Byward Market). 67 Clarence Street, Ottawa


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CEP Ottawa Presents:

Cleantech Innovation: An evening with decision makers and entrepreneurs

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Join us for an engaging evening dedicated to Cleantech Innovation! We’ll hear from three leading cleantech professionals currently working in the sector, whose perspectives will prompt larger questions about the opportunities and challenges that exist for cleantech in Canada today.

In the form of a panel discussion moderated by Bruce Dudley, VP of the Delphi Group, CEP is bringing together these experts to discuss the various challenges and opportunities for Clean Technologies Innovation from a technological, financial and policy perspective. Panelists will be taking questions from the audience during the question period.

Grab a drink with us after the main event, and use the opportunity to chat with our speakers, CEP members and other attendees!

Register online or at the event!


6:00-7:00     Registration, networking

7:00-8:30   Main panel event

8:30-9:30     Networking


$10  Non-CEP members

$5   CEP Members


Heart & Crown (Byward Market) 

67 Clarence Street, Ottawa


Lily Liu, Business Development Manager for Clean Tech, Invest Ottawa

Lily Liu has more than eight years’ experience working in the entrepreneurship and innovation field. She currently works as the Business Development Manager of cleantech sector at Invest Ottawa. Before joining Invest Ottawa, Lily worked at MaRS Discovery District as the manager of entrepreneurship programs, where she developed, marketed and delivered an intensive entrepreneurship program to more than 2500 entrepreneurs across Ontario. Lily started AerieScope Energy and Environment Tech Inc. to bridge technologies from Canada with investors and key market players in China. Lily holds an MSc in chemistry, and later graduated from the Engineering Entrepreneurship and Innovation program at McMaster University, where she lead two projects geared for startups.

Karen Mallory, Funding Advisor, Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC)

Karen Mallory has been a member of the Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) team since 2010. In her current role as a Funding Advisor she is leading the development of a series of Sustainable Development Business Cases.  Prior to that as Manager, Projects, Karen had direct project management responsibility for a number of SDTC’s portfolio projects. Before joining SDTC, Karen spent over 15 years at Export Development Canada (EDC) in a wide range of technical and advisory roles. Using her management skills and engineering background, Karen acted as an advisor to EDC on the environment and infrastructure sector. Karen possesses a Bachelor of Engineering, in mechanical engineering, from the University of Saskatchewan.

Antoine Paquin, Founder and CEO, Solantro Seminconductor Corp.

Antoine is a serial entrepreneur currently serving as the founder, President and CEO of Solantro, an Ottawa based company delivering next generation semiconductor based solutions for distributed power generation. For more than 20 years, he has defined and shaped the direction of several notable and ground breaking technology firms. Mr. Paquin serves as a director on the board of Accedian Networks. Prior to that point, Mr. Paquin served on a number of prominent public and private company boards, including GMP Capital, one of Canada’s premier investment banks, and Public Mobile, one of Canada’s new Cellular Operators. Antoine has received several awards during his entrepreneurial career, including Entrepreneur of the Year for the Nation's Capital, recipient of the National Research Council's Innovator of the Year Award, and recipient of the IWAY awards for exceptional entrepreneurial achievements. Antoine was born in Montréal and raised in Canada, France and Africa.


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