Field of Expertise
Commercializing technologies, addressing capital-intensive industries' reluctance to adopt new innovations
We help inventor-preneurs to commercialize their impactful technologies. Our passion was originally improving sustainable development in the energy and water sectors but our expertise has drawn us into many other sectors, including wellness, gig economy platforms, sensors, food systems (e.g., urban agriculture, alternative proteins), construction, etc. I spent about 18 years or so in the industry side of the energy sector -- most recently as the head of innovation for a large Canadian energy company -- and another 18 years as a policy and regulatory executive for government on both energy and then environment. About 6 years ago, my partner and I decided to start our own organization to help move impactful innovations through the commercialization maze and get them commercially launched. Here are a few of the notable things that I have accomplished in my career so far: co-conceiver/developer of the NRG-COSIA Carbon XPRIZE; co-founder/leader of Canada's Oil Sands Innovation Alliance and its predecessor, the Oil Sands Leadership Initiative; co-author of Canada's National Technology Roadmap for Carbon Capture and Storage; principal architect of the first climate change regulatory program in the western hemisphere; lead author of the Clean Air Strategy of Alberta and founding manager of the Clean Air Strategic Alliance; co-founder of Climate Change Central, Canada's Voluntary Challenge Registry, Canada's National Climate Change Process; and more. I have been actively involved as a director of some notable research and non-profit organizations, including: Student Energy; the Prairie Adaptation Research Collaborative (University of Regina); BIOCAP (Queens University); the Institute for Sustainable Energy, Environment and Economy Student's Association (rebranded as FUSE Collective at University of Calgary); Western Interstate Energy Board; Purefield Upgrading; and more.