Post-Event Recap: The Inaugural Connector Session – Building an Innovation District in London, Ontario

The launch of The Connector Sessions was a success! “Building an Innovation District in London, Ontario” was a remarkable event made possible through a dynamic collaboration between Western Research Parks and the London Economic Development Corporation (LEDC).

The event, held on Thursday, September 28th, 2023, at The Connector Suites within the Convergence Centre of Western Discovery Park, saw a great turnout from Western Research Parks tenants, Western University staff and faculty, and entrepreneurs and executives from the Southwestern Ontario area.

To learn more about The Connector Suites, the home of the London Community Artists exhibit, read this News article.


The Connector Sessions

The Connector Sessions were created to provide a space for community networking and to showcase engaging speakers. The series aims to provide valuable and engaging content that drives our community’s innovation and economic development forward.


Keynote Address by Thomas Osha

We were pleased to have Thomas Osha, Executive Vice President of Wexford Science + Technology, as our keynote speaker. His talk discussed strategies and opportunities for constructing a thriving innovation district in London, Ontario.

During his time in London from September 25th to 29th, Thomas Osha conducted an analysis of our city’s landscape, recommending valuable insights and next steps for enhancing innovation in our community.


Networking and Collaboration

Following the keynote address, we provided an opportunity for all attendees to connect, exchange ideas, and foster collaborations during the networking lunch. We would like to thank LEDC for generously sponsoring this networking lunch, which was catered by London’s own Black Walnut Bakery Café.


Looking Ahead

We extend our gratitude to each participant and partner who contributed to this event’s success. Stay tuned for more exciting events and sessions as we continue building innovation and collaboration within Western Research Parks and our community!

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