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“This was my second Scaling-up, and judging by the significantly increased attendance, the event has real relevance for Canada and globally, covering the need to think of the overall bioeconomy, and the importance of reaching a truly commercial operation through a successful scale-up. The conference organisation and delivery were a Class Act, and November 2018 is already in my diary - so don't miss it!”

Duncan Macleod

Partner, C Associates; former Vice President, Shell Hydrogen, United Kingdom

“Such an excellent networking event! So many key companies and people with whom I wanted to meet that I simply ran out of time. Scaling up 2018 is already in my calendar for next year.”   

Ziyad Rahme

Vice President Investments, Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC), Ottawa

“Scaling Up 2017 was an amazing conference, and I am so glad to have been part of it. The networking opportunities with sector leaders and government officials just kept coming and lasted to the end of the conference."  

Charlie Lalonde

Biomass Project Coordinator, Ontario Federation of Agriculture

“It is heartening to learn there are true connections between the agricultural, forestry, waste sectors, and all levels of Government in building the bioeconomy of the future.  Solutions are real and emerging. Great conference!”

Greg Robles

Project Manager, Business Development, Walker Environmental, Walker Industries, Niagara, Ontario

“As a small/medium enterprise in the biotech space, this conference provided truly engaged powerful representation right across the sector - spanning industry, finance and government – well worth the trip”

Martin Tangney

President, Celtic Renewables Ltd., Scotland

“Scaling Up 2017 not only provided a unique opportunity to share insights on the Dutch approach to the biobased economy, but also to engage with and learn from the vast and diverse number of national and international participants. The energy and enthusiasm were palpable during both days, and this will no doubt carry over into the 2018 edition!”

Taylor Heaven

Economic and Trade Officer, Embassy of the Netherlands, Ottawa

“I’m glad I attended this forward looking conference. It provided an excellent opportunity to hear various aspects of bio-economy from different stakeholders across Canada and around the world. I was also encouraged to see such a strong presence from Ontario.”

Anjana Meel

PhD, Senior Sector Advisor, Ontario Investment Office, CleanTech and Materials Unit, Ministry of Economic Development & Growth/ Research, Innovation & Science

“Scaling Up’s message is so well aligned with what New Energy Risk is trying to do, namely aid in the commercialization of technologies in the bioeconomy. What’s more, it was both professionally satisfying and enjoyable. I plan to come back next year.”

Jon Cozens

Chief Commercial Officer, New Energy Risk, California

“Congratulations on this year’s excellent Scaling Up conference. I was very impressed with the level of speakers, attendees and overall agenda, and so pleased that BDC could play a part!  Bravo!”

Susan Rohac

Vice President, Cleantech Practice, Business Development Bank of Canada, Ottawa

“WOW! is all I can say. The networking and facilities and program were top notch.”

Jeffrey Chomyn

P.Eng., Bantrel, Mississauga, Ontario

"One of the best conferences I’ve been to. The quality of the program and speakers was unparalleled. Perhaps most important, the quality of the delegates made for some of the best networking to be found in the bioeconomy space. Congratulations!"...

Cam McAlpine

Senior Associate, Earnscliffe Strategy Group; Principal, PRMedia, Vancouver

“Scaling Up Bio was a high caliber conference that brought together an excellent roster of experienced individuals from the private and public sectors, from both within Canada and abroad.  For start-ups looking to go commercial and to learn and network with industry colleagues, this is definitely one to put on the calendar.”

Ziyad Rahme

Vice President Partnerships, Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC)

“No dreamers or self-promoters here. Instead, Scaling Up brought together veteran players and battle-scared executives to compare notes on the real challenges of technology scale-up and how to overcome them.  This event offered real value.”

Chris Hessler

Managing Partner, AJW Inc.

“The acid test in the bioeconomy is scale-up, and no event focused more relentlessly on all the aspects of getting to scale than Scaling Up did in 2016. Two thumbs up!"

Jim Lane

Editor & Publisher, The Digest and Nuu

"Scaling Up is absolutely one of the richest conferences I have ever been to: the top level and high number of speakers from a broad spectrum of backgrounds, both technical and political, together with the beautiful setting and easy networking, made the two days really worth my while."

Michelle Marrone

Business Development Manager North America, Beta Renewables

“A full house for every session at Scaling Up 2016! It was great to see a real global mix of attendees from industry and government coming together to push forward the bioeconomy. Definitely one to attend in 2017.”

Freya Burton

Chief Sustainability Officer, LanzaTech

“Scaling Up 2016 was an excellent platform to connect with the influential players of Canada’s bio-based economy. With engaging presentations from industry leaders, government and other stakeholders, I expect this to be a key conference going forward for anyone who is involved with sustainable innovation in Canada.”

Brian Foody

CEO, Iogen Corporation

“On behalf of Alberta Innovates, I attended ‘Scaling Up’ 2016 in Ottawa which exceeded my expectations in networking, the high caliber of presentations and leading edge topics presented by leaders and experts in the bio-economy.  Jeff did an exceptional job in bringing together the perfect conference!!  I will be attending Scaling Up 2017 !! ”

Patrick Guidera

RPF, Director, Forest Technologies, Alberta Innovates

“The inaugural “Scaling Up” bio conference 2016  was valuable, not only because we now have a much better understanding of Canadian issues surrounding scaling up ideas and industries, but also because we were able to meet many influential players in the bio-economy. To take the temperature of the bio-economy in Canada, this conference is the place to be.”

Hans Moor

Embassy of The Netherlands, Ottawa

“Sponsoring Scaling Up provided a unique opportunity to connect with clients facing complex engineering challenges. Presentations offered a good blend of strategic insights from top officials, with pragmatic lessons learned from those implementing large-scale bio-based projects - both nationally and internationally. We intend to sponsor again in 2017!”

Marek Wakulczyk

President, TDV Solutions

“Scaling Up 2016 was an extraordinary networking event.  Being able to meet government and industry leaders in the Canadian bio-based network was extremely valuable, and post-conference communication has been great.  This promises to be the seminal annual conference for the Canadian bio-based industry.”

David Dodds

CEO, Tech Diligence

What's this item about?“Scaling Up shone a spotlight on the vast economic potential of BioEnergy to drive Canadian economic competitiveness and climate action. Timely, important, impactful!

Chris Henderson

Author, Aboriginal Power

“Scaling Up brought together an eclectic blend of venture executives, government support agencies and NGOs in the bioeconomy, both from Canada and globally.  The ‘friends of Jeff’ (as they were called during the conference) stimulated dynamic discussions, from their presentations on creating commercial successes when scaling-up emerging technologies in the bio-economy.”

Gerald Kutney

Ph.D., Managing Director, Sixth Element Sustainable Management

“Scaling Up 2016 was a unique opportunity to learn about bioeconomy issues and developments in Canada, and to meet key government and industry officials – not just from Canada, but internationally as well.”

Tammy Klein

Consultant, Future Fuel Strategies

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