Business 2 Innovation celebrates research opportunities for local businesses
October 29, 2014

Georgian College Business to Innovation event at Barrie Campus Oct. 28

Dr. Andrew Dean, Vice President, Research, Economic Development and Innovation, Lakehead University with MaryLynn West-Moynes, President, Georgian College, at the Business 2 Innovation event, held Oct. 28 at the Barrie Campus.

Georgian College and Lakehead University co-hosted their fourth annual Business 2 Innovation (B2I) evening Oct. 28 at the Barrie Campus. The event encourages learning, collaboration and interaction by connecting industry and researchers to create partnerships.

Approximately 80 local business leaders also learned how to access expertise and funding to maximize innovation and growth through the research services of Georgian College and Lakehead University. They enjoyed dinner, networking and an entrepreneurship marketplace highlighting the work and successes of students from both institutions.

Representatives from both Georgian and Lakehead were on hand. The institutions are also collaborating on an innovative plan to expand postsecondary options for students in Central Ontario. They hope to grow together to offer more than 50 degree programs to 6,000 students by 2030.

Learn more about the Lakehead-Georgian partnership at