Last week I attended ORION’s 2007 Ontario R&E Summit.
Although there were a number of interesting presentations, particularly interesting were those from:
- Futurist, trends and innovation expert Jim Carroll
- Health innovator and professor Dr. Alejandro (Alex) Jadad
Grade 12 student Alexandre Harvey of Temiskaming Shores in northeast Ontario, used open source 3D modeling software to illustrate the results of his research in developing a method to naturally decontaminate wood waste at a recently closed forestry processing facility. The owners of the plant are proceeding with a detailed design phase to implement his findings, eliminating the need to ship waste water to southern Ontario for decontamination.
Some of the presentations are now available online.