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Saturday, January 30, 2016
 Innovation Anthology profiles Canadian science, research and innovation.   Award winning broadcaster Cheryl Croucher talks to GPRC CRI Director, Dr. Bruce Rutley. Learn more and have a listen:   http://www.innovationanthology.com/programs.php?id=780&utm_content=buffe...   Read More
Thursday, January 7, 2016
'While the Peace Country has just five per cent of Alberta’s population, about 40 per cent of the province’s patent applications come from the region. It begs the question: Why? Bruce Rutley, director of Grande Prairie Regional College’s Centre for Research and Innovation (CRI) has a theory. “It’s rooted in history,” he says. “We’re a distance from Edmonton, so people had to make do. They’d buy... Read More
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Winter harvesting of willow plantation clones is an integral part of a woody bio-mass (for cogeneration) production system.  Fall field day participants were able to see both production differences of the standing clones and winter harvesting of willow clones.  PRT Growing Services, Beaverlodge has been the host and managers of the site which demonstrates what is now being called the AROWRN... Read More
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
  "Do I need a patent to make money with or sell my innovative idea?",  is a question that we hear regularly and most often.   Applying for a patent is an investment of your time and money.  Do you have the right information to make the decision to patent?  One of the best checks or cross-references of how your idea fits in the marketplace is by doing a market and intellectual... Read More
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Our Regional Innovation Network (supported by Alberta Innovates Technology Futures Technology Development Advisor) helped 13 new individuals/small companies in October with  concept development, applied research & commercialization opportunities, programs and business operations.  These companies are located in the City of Grande Prairie(7), County of Grande Prairie (2) and out-of-region... Read More