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Richmond Hill and OCAD U highlight unique collaboration at global event

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On June 21, OCAD University will join the City of Richmond Hill and eCampusOntario at this year’s Collision Conference to showcase how the newly launched Centre for Local Innovation and Collaboration (CLIC) is providing companies with innovative opportunities to improve their business and tap into new markets. 

CLIC engages local businesses with specialized expertise from City business advisors and OCAD U researchers, including faculty, students, and recent alumni of the Strategic Foresight and Innovation Master of Design program. Together, the group helps establish a platform for knowledge exchange, design review, individualized consultation, and advocacy.  

“This partnership exemplifies how strategic innovation design, human-centred processes and creativity are critical to business growth. We are excited to support the Richmond Hill business community with this unique collaboration that will generate new products, services as well as new partnerships,” says OCAD U President and Vice-Chancellor Ana Serrano, one of the speakers at the Collision Conference. 

Speakers will also include David West, Mayor of Richmond Hill, Ana Serrano, President of OCAD University, Robert Luke, CEO of eCampus Ontario, and Dr. Walid Mowaswes, CLIC participant and owner of PharmaGuide, a Richmond Hill based pharmaceutical software business.  

Collision is one of the world’s largest tech conferences, bringing together the world’s best speakers, tech’s leading companies and leaders of all industries touched by tech. 
York Region is hosting the #YRtech Pavilion at this year’s Collision Conference, in collaboration with its nine cities and towns, to share the amazing stories of innovation, partnership and business expansions occurring within the Region’s tech ecosystem.