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Building an Innovation Hub: A Case Study
One part of AGE-WELL’s approach to sustainable impact is the creation of national innovation hubs across Canada. One of these hubs is based in Ottawa and focuses on Sensors and Analytics for Monitoring Mobility and Memory (SAM3). In this webinar, participants will:
- Learn about how the SAM3 Innovation Hub was created
- Discover different technologies being developed at the SAM3 hub
- Understand the importance of bringing diverse stakeholders in one place to foster innovation

Jun 11, 2019 1:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Frank Knoefel
Senior Investigator with Bruyère Research Institute and Physician at Bruyère Memory Program (Bruyère Continuing Care)
Frank Knoefel, BSc, MD, CCFP (COE), FCFP, MPA, Physician, Bruyère Memory Program, Bruyère Continuing Care, is a physician trained in care of the elderly with extensive experience in geriatric rehabilitation. He holds appointments as Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine at the University of Ottawa, and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Systems and Computer Engineering at Carleton University. He is also a Clinical Scientist at the Bruyère Research Institute through a partnership between the University of Ottawa and Bruyère Continuing Care. Dr. Knoefel has previously held the roles of Chief of Staff, Vice-President of Medical Affairs and Health Informatics at Bruyère Continuing Care.
Rafik Goubran
Vice-President (Research and International) @Faculty of Engineering and Design, Carleton University
Dr. Rafik Goubran, BSc, MSc, PhD, P.Eng., is a leading expert in sensors and data analytics. He is the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Design at Carleton University, the founding Director of the Ottawa-Carleton Institute for Biomedical Engineering (2006-2009), and a Scientist at the Bruyère Research Institute. Dr. Goubran is an IEEE fellow and a CAE fellow. He has co-authored over 320 journal and conference papers, filed 10 patents, and co-supervised 20 PhD and 68 Master’s students. He has participated in several committees, including IEEE guest editor, IEEE conference and TPC chair, NCE Research Management Committees, CFI expert panel and CEAB visits. Dr. Goubran has also acted as a consultant to several industrial and government organizations in the area of signal processing and biomedical engineering.