When: 4:00 – 6:00 pm, Thursday April 27, 2017
Where: T-Room, 1360 Barrington Street, Halifax
Jim Hanlon, CEO
Jim is a 30-year veteran of the Canadian tech industry, having worked in design, marketing and management for companies in Atlantic Canada, Ontario and New England. His career has spanned the aerospace and defence sectors as well as the marine environmental monitoring field. Over the years, Jim has worked in senior management positions with several large publicly traded multinationals. He has also sampled the waters of the entrepreneurial well as an owner in two separate high tech companies that have successfully grown and been purchased by multinationals.
Sheila Paterson, COO
Sheila joined the IORE / COVE team in February of 2016 as COO. In her role, Sheila builds relationships with industry, researchers, facilitating organizations and governments for the initiation, support, application and commercialization of world-class scientific research. Sheila spent eight years with the Province of Nova Scotia, most recently as a Business Development Executive at the Nova Scotia Department of Energy, working to enhance the capacity of the local energy sector supply chain and advance the province’s international links.
The Centre for Ocean Ventures & Entrepreneurship (COVE) is a collaborative facility for applied innovation in the ocean sector. Our mission is to propel the ocean economy by providing high quality marine infrastructure and a collaborative space in which a community of ocean enterprises can start, grow and prosper. Our primary goal is to support ocean technology commercialization.
COVE will be at the centre of the ocean cluster in Halifax, Canada’s Ocean City. With a prime waterfront location, on one of the largest harbours in the world, it is in close proximity to major ocean research institutes and world-leading companies focused on ocean-technology. Nova Scotia has an international reputation in ocean observation and we will continue to expand on this success. We have the highest concentration of ocean technology companies involved in acoustics, sensors and instrumentation. We are home to more than 300 ocean-related companies and 60 innovative high tech ocean companies. Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) is fully integrated into the ocean technology sector through excellence in applied research and training.