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Accelerating Innovation through Research Partnerships with Seneca

April 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Applied Research at Seneca College provides small and medium-sized enterprises with solutions to technical and business challenges. In this information session, you will:

  • Learn how to partner with Seneca’s expert faculty and talented students on projects that will help to improve your company’s productivity and competitiveness
  • Gain an understanding of federal and provincial grants for collaborative research
  • Learn about Seneca’s expertise in data analytics, data visualization, AI/ML and life sciences
  • Hear from a current partner organization about their experience working with Seneca


  • Welcome and Introductions
  • Fundamentals of Applied Research at Seneca
  • Experiences with Applied Research at Seneca
  • Q&A and Discussion


Ben Rogers – Director, Applied Research at Seneca College

Ben Rogers has almost 15 years of experience building and supporting industry-academic partnerships, collaboration and new ventures. Ben contributes to the development and advancement of innovative technologies and ideas in the data analytics, artificial intelligence, life sciences and engineering sectors. He has worked for university-affiliated teaching hospitals, innovation networks/agencies and is currently Director, Applied Research at Seneca College in Toronto. Ben holds a BSc and MBET (Business, Entrepreneurship & Technology) from the University of Waterloo.

Stephen Cryne – President and CEO of the Canadian Employee Relocation Council (CERC)

CERC is the leading provider of professional education and information to the relocation industry in Canada. CERC also works with government to effect change to legislation and regulatory practices that impede workforce mobility. Prior to joining CERC in September 2002, Stephen had his own consulting practice providing strategic planning and communication services. He has an extensive background in association management and government relations. Between 1995 and 2001 Stephen held senior management positions in the Ontario Government. He has 16 years experience in the automotive industry, holding management positions in accounting and human resources.


IBM Innovation Space – Markham Convergence Centre
3600 Steeles Ave. E.
Markham, Ontario L3R9Z7 Canada
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