Webinar for SMEs “Intellectual Property in the Space Sector”

Event date

November 17, 2020 - November 25, 2020

Event location

En ligne / Online


Pauline Breyton, Gestionnaire de projets StartAéro 360°, SD Québec


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Industry event

For the third consecutive year, the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) and the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) are co-presenting training and awareness activities for small to mid-size enterprises (SMEs) currently involved in space activities and to SMEs of high technology sectors interested to do so.

The global patent filing related to various areas of the space sector has consistently grown over the last 40 years, according to the report Patents in Space released by the CIPO. It has been recognized that in general, firms that protect their intellectual property (IP) are more likely to increase their revenues through leveraging of their IP assets, than those that do not. SMEs that patent their inventions have a stronger tendency to become high-growth firms and to export.

In this context, your company is invited to attend a two-session webinar offered by CSA and CIPO experts to enhance your knowledge on IP strategy, technology transfer and commercialization in a business environment. For this year, the webinar is targeted for Ontario, Quebec and the Atlantic Region SMEs.

English Webinar (2 parts)

French Webinar (2 parts)

Part 1: Tuesday, November 17, 2020 – 1pm

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Part 2: Wednesday, November 24, 2020 – 1pm

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Duration : 1.5h

-          CIPO and CSA introduction

-          CIPO mandate and service offerings

-          Why IP matters and types of IP

-          IP-Backed Funding

-          Canada’s IP marketplace

-          Q&As

Part 1: Tuesday, November 18, 2020 – 1pm

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Part 2: Wednesday, November 25, 2020 – 1pm

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Duration : 1.5h

-          Introduction

-          IP Commercialization

-          IP Strategy

-          IP in Crown procurement contracts

-          Q&As




Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO)

  • Allison Castro, A/Business Services and Partnerships Officer
  • Catherine Vardy, IP Advisor (French session)
  • Cecilia Basic, Officer, Outreach Program (English session)


Canadian Space Agency (CSA)

  • Anne-Marie Lan Phan, Head, IP Management & Technology Transfer
  • Josée Labrecque, Senior Officer, IP and Technology Transfer


Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)

  • Anne-Marie Bourgeois, Partner, IP-Backed Financing (French session)
  • Lally Rementilla, Managing Partner, IP-Backed Financing (English session)


Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED)

  • Frederick Papillon, Senior Outreach Officer, ExploreIP



  • Louis-Pierre Gravelle, Lawyer, Engineer and Patent Agent


Please note that multiple participants within the same organization can register, this is a great corporate learning opportunity!

Space is limited and registration is mandatory. Should you have any questions, please contact us at asc.pitt-iptt.csa@canada.ca.

We look forward to your participation to this event and sharing interesting insights about intellectual property in the space sector.