COSIA’s Performance Update Webcast was held
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 from 9am to 12pm MST.
COSIA's annual Performance Update allowed us to share our progress towards enabling responsible and sustainable growth of Canada's oil sands by delivering accelerated environmental performance through collaborative action and innovation.
We were excited to have Paul Bunje, Principal and Senior Scientist, XPRIZE Foundation as our keynote speaker. Paul leads the $20M NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE challenge, which has attracted the interest of 37 teams from around the world working on breakthrough solutions for CO2 utilization to fight against climate change. In his keynote, Paul touched on XPRIZE’s latest “Bold Ingenious Failure Award”, highlighting the ingenuity involved in “failing forward.”
CEO & Innovator Panel
Paul was joined a CEO and Innovator panel at this year's event that included Rich Kruger, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Imperial, Dr. Henri Rothschild, President of the Canada-Israel Industrial Research and Development Foundation, and our chief executive, Dan Wicklum. The moderated panel discussed how Canada's oil sands contribute to building the Canadian knowledge economy and how COSIA's model of open innovation and active collaboration speeds up innovation timelines by finding solutions faster, through technology sharing and accelerated learning.