Perimeter Institute joins Canadian science policy community at CSPC 2023

Perimeter Institute is thrilled to be a partner in the Canadian Science Policy Conference, the largest gathering of Canada’s science policy community. From November 13 to 15 in Ottawa, more than 1,000 scientists, industry leaders, and policymakers will tackle pressing questions about science policy and innovation in plenary talks, panel discussions, and informal meetings.

“At Perimeter, we’ve always viewed our role as not only trying to advance physics research, but also helping to raise the level of research innovation and scientific literacy in Canada through active partnerships with federal and provincial governments, private supporters, and the many incredible scientific organizations across this country,” says Paul Smith, Perimeter’s Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director.

“CSPC is the most comprehensive science policy and innovation conference in the country, and we’re excited to have fruitful discussions about Canada’s scientific future during our time in the nation’s capital.”

To that end, Perimeter has organized a panel discussion about bridging the gap from fundamental research to commercialization.

Building on the conference’s theme of “Science and Innovation in a Time of Transformation,” a diverse group of panellists with backgrounds in research, business, and public policy will share their experiences and insights. They’ll discuss how we can accelerate the path from research through experimentation to commercial ventures – with benefits for both the country’s economy and scientific ecosystem.


A Shorter Path From Fundamental Research To Commercialization
Tuesday, November 14, 2023, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm, in Governor General I room

Moderated by Dr. Elicia Maine, Associate Vice-President, Knowledge Mobilization and Innovation, Simon Fraser University


  • Dr. Alejandro Adem, President, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
  • Tony Chahine, Chief Executive Officer, Myant
  • Melanie Cullins, Director General of National Programs and Business Services, National Research Council Canada (NRC)
  • Estelle Maeva Inack, Research Scientist, Perimeter Institute, and Co-Founder and CTO, yiyaniQ
  • Behnam Javanprast, Co-Founder and CEO, yiyaniQ

In addition to this panel, Perimeter staff and researchers will be attending events throughout the conference and will be running a booth (#100) in the exhibition space. The Institute also hosted a pre-conference virtual session about fundamentals in science communication and education, which will be available via the CSPC’s YouTube channel.

À propos de l’IP

L'Institut Périmètre est le plus grand centre de recherche en physique théorique au monde. Fondé en 1999, cet institut indépendant vise à favoriser les percées dans la compréhension fondamentale de notre univers, des plus infimes particules au cosmos tout entier. Les recherches effectuées à l’Institut Périmètre reposent sur l'idée que la science fondamentale fait progresser le savoir humain et catalyse l'innovation, et que la physique théorique d'aujourd'hui est la technologie de demain. Situé dans la région de Waterloo, cet établissement sans but lucratif met de l'avant un partenariat public-privé unique en son genre avec entre autres les gouvernements de l'Ontario et du Canada. Il facilite la recherche de pointe, forme la prochaine génération de pionniers de la science et communique le pouvoir de la physique grâce à des programmes primés d'éducation et de vulgarisation.

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