Protein Industries Canada Supercluster Update
In this month-end PIC update, I would like to let you know about the work that continues in three focused areas:
1) Negotiating the Federal Funding Agreement with the Federal Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED).
2) Developing the organizational structure and policy foundation for implementing your supercluster proposal.
Thematic workshops are scheduled:
We are pleased to announce that the convenor for the three workshops will be Kim McConnell, a respected industry leader from Alberta. Attendance is by invitation only, and invitations are in the process of being emailed. If you have any questions regarding logistics or attendance, please contact Rhonda Laing at (306) 975-5944.
3) Raising the necessary funding to complete the development phase of our supercluster.
On behalf of the Board and Management, I want to thank some of our recent contributors for their support:
New administrative office:
As noted in the last update, Protein Industries Canada has set up its initial headquarters:
#150K – 2 Research Drive
Regina, Saskatchewan, S4S 7H9
Tel: (306) 949-0049
The office hours at this location will be from 7:30 to 11:30 am Monday through Thursday.
I am also pleased to advise that Rhonda Ekstrom has joined PIC to oversee the office and help coordinate PIC activities. The present email address, firstname.lastname@example.org, will be transferred over to Rhonda effective June 5th. Please note that from June 1st through to June 5th, the account will not be operational while it is being transferred from a residential account setting to a commercial account setting.
On a personal note, my last day with Protein Industries Canada is May 31st. It has been a great experience being part of this initiative and I wish everyone the very best in making the cluster proposal operational and then driving the economic growth and jobs that are at the heart of the cluster’s purpose.
Beginning June 1st, general inquiries can simply be directed to the office number and Rhonda Ekstrom. The president’s responsibilities will be assumed on an interim basis by PIC Board Chair Frank Hart. He can be reached through his email address: Frank.Hart@greystone.ca
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