There’s always something happening at the Centre for Applied Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Whether we’re hosting a training workshop or promoting an entrepreneurship series from one of our RINSA partners, there’s an opportunity for anyone interested in applied research to gain more skills, knowledge and understanding.
Mark Brand is one of North America’s foremost social entrepreneurs. With 11 businesses under his belt, he is an example of a new form of leadership that encompasses good in every step. Determined to breathe new life into our struggling and disjointed communities through his work in social impact business, Brand shares his message on the importance of sustainable business models that make a difference, while also creating successful bottom lines.
Along with overseeing the five impact companies under MB Inc, Brand is a Stanford fellow, Professor of Innovation at USC, Executive Chef for The American Refugee Committee and Pope Francis's Laudato Si Challenge. It’s through his cooking, advocacy, systems design, and love for the community that he’s found a unique balance in business and purpose.
Our Aquaculture Centre of Excellence researchers, Dr. Zied Khiari, Soba Kaluthota, and Dr. Nick Savidov have recently published the article, "Aerobic bioconversion of aquaculture solid waste into liquid fertilizer: Effects of bioprocess parameters on kinetics of nitrogen mineralization", in the February 2019 edition of Aquaculture.
Animal Care Committee (ACC) meeting & protocol submission deadline
The next ACC meeting will occur on Monday, September 23, 2019 in CE1305.
The deadline for the submission of NEW protocol applications to the ACC Coordinator is: Monday, September 2nd. For new teaching protocols, a Pedagogical Merit Assessment Form must be included and for ALL new protocol applications, an Evidence of Skills and Training Form is required.
The deadline for the submission of protocol RENEWALS to the ACC Coordinator is: Monday, September 9th.
For more information and application forms, please visit the ACC page.
RT @eric_lykins: I can’t stress enough how important these Mentor Nights are to us as students. The networking and learning opportun… https://t.co/5nnQUAScEz
RT @ShaneAgronomy: Transparency. This word will come up, and be emphasized, frequently in ag & farming in the coming decade.
RT @MeganShapka: It's my favourite @lc_agent night: Mentor Meet-up! #Entrepreneurship #inspiration https://t.co/qFehsMMtW4
In collaboration with our RINSA partners, we offer several different programs for entrepreneurs in southern Alberta. These programs are open to everyone. If you would like more information on any of these programs, contact us.
Three Day Startup was designed with two specific goals in mind:
- build entrepreneurial capabilities
- kick-start new entrepreneurs to run companies
Over the course of three days, you’ll learn entrepreneurial skills in an extremely hands-on environment.
In this applied program, you’ll learn how to engage customers and discover their motivations, preferences and needs. You’ll be expected to:
- deliver a 60-second pitch
- conduct customer interviews
- share the results with peers and advisors at each session
- mold your business model on a weekly basis
Do you have a sustainable, high-growth business idea? Take it to the next level in the Chinook Entrepreneur Challenge (CEC). Open to individuals and teams, CEC is a business plan writing competition that is designed and targeted towards new and existing businesses.
Leveraging your knowledge about customer and market needs, you’ll build a simple minimum viable product for your start-up in the Validate Series. Your product will then be validated with real target customers, providing you with raw data to help improve your idea.
The Go-to-Market Program is a must for technology companies. The program helps maximize successful execution in market entry, product launch and revenue growth by addressing marketplace challenges and focusing on strategy and implementation. Over an intensive four months, the curriculum is delivered through:
- five bi-weekly half-day sessions
- weekly webinars
- weekly homework assignments
Thinking about submitting an application for an @LethCollege CARIF grant, SSHRC Explore, or SSHRC Exchange? The dea… https://t.co/dzk4PtkpNb
Good luck to all @LethCollege students who are writing final exams this week. You've got this!
RT @FarmingSmarter: This team of Lethbridge College students are building a Farming Smarter app. We'll let you know when it launches!