Commercializing Deep Tech in YVR

Commercializing Deep Tech in YVR

Thurs, June 29 at 6PM at TTT Studios

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Deep technologies are helping to radically transform industries and the world we live in. However, bringing these technologies to market requires navigating regulatory hurdles, securing funding, and building teams with specialized expertise.

On Thursday, June 29, join us for a conversation between the local leaders in deep tech who are commercializing scientific discoveries and driving innovation. Our moderator will be Taylor Cooper, CEO of MistyWest.

This event will be held at TTT Studios at 777 Dunsmuir St. As always, food and refreshments will be served.

Tickets are on sale now on Eventbrite.


About Our Panelists

Gary Agnew, CEO & Co-founder of Ideon Technologies

Gary has been CEO at Ideon since March 2020, joining the team just as the global pandemic took hold. He has led Ideon through a relaunch of the company and the transition from R&D to early commercialization, through to a successful Series A raise in 2022.

He is a visionary with strong operational credentials and a track record of building teams that deliver extraordinary results. Prior to joining Ideon, Gary spent 25 years providing mining equipment, technology, and services in support of the global mining industry, including over 20 years at Finning International.


Mike Donaldson, Vice President of Fusion Island Engineering at General Fusion

Mike Donaldson is a systems engineer with more than 25 years of experience in the development of novel and disruptive technologies. He has broad experience in product development, production engineering and engineering management. He has led multidisciplinary teams in high-risk and complicated technical projects with a focus on risk reduction through rapid prototyping and physical testing.

Prior to joining General Fusion in 2009, Mr. Donaldson had been with Kodak (Creo) since 1999, contributing to production engineering and product development roles.


Miranda Alldritt, Chief Operating Officer of Kite Company Creator

Miranda Alldritt has spent her career in the technology space helping clients to translate innovation into business value. She is currently the chief operating officer at Kite Company Creator, a venture studio dedication to innovation in natural resources to enable the energy transition.

Prior to her current role, Miranda served as President of Copperleaf Technologies, where she played a key role in the company’s growth from its early stages to a successful IPO in 2021. Earlier in her career, Miranda also spent many years at Creo in various engineering and product management roles supporting clients in the printing and packaging space.


Darren Thomson, Senior Associate at Vanedge Capital

Darren Thomson is a Senior Associate at Vanedge Capital, where he focuses on investments in deep tech, analytics, and sustainability. He serves as a board observer for a number of Vanedge’s portfolio companies, including, Bonsai Micro, Axine, Olyns, SensorUp, and xCures. Before joining Vanedge, Darren spent over a decade in a technical R&D role at MDA, where he developed a variety of innovative solutions to challenging problems in space systems, image analytics, machine learning, and high-performance data processing. He has a B.A.Sc. in Engineering Physics and a B.A. in History from the University of British Columbia.

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