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
Also noteworthy were the findings of the EXTREME Virtual Reality (VR) Science Fair winner. To quote from an ORION-Mirarco press release:
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.