Email: [email protected]

Innovation Council

Chair: Heather Mueller, NCS Multistage Inc.
Staff Contact: Gurpreet Lail


Next meeting: TBD


Mission: 

The Enserva Innovation Council will provide Enserva Core members with a forum for the discussion of programs and policies for innovation, research and development (R&D), and new technology development, affecting the energy services sector and the energy industry as a whole. The Innovation Council will also represent the interests of the energy sector in this area to governments and other stakeholders.

Council Objectives: 

To provide a forum for all Enserva member companies to:

  1. Evaluate, monitor, and consider government programs and policies for innovation, R&D, and technology development, implementation and protection, to ensure access for the energy services sector.
  2. Facilitate discussion to develop recommendations for new and existing programs and policies.
  3. Develop and compile a list of programs accessible to energy services for innovation, R&D, and technology development to post on Enserva Members’ Only section of website.
  4. Advocate for the energy services sector with government and other stakeholders in positioning Canadian energy services sector as a leader in innovation, R&D, and new technology development.
  5. Advocate for the energy services sector to government through recommendations on programs and policies and funding opportunities for innovation, R&D, and technology development that benefit the energy services sector.
  6. Advocate for the energy services sector to government and other stakeholders for ways to ‘de-risk’ the implementation of new innovations and technology.
  7. Investigate ways in which energy services can capitalize on the carbon credit market.
  8. Investigate ways to promote Intellectual Property (IP) development in Canada through protection of IP.
  9. Advocate for a balanced approach to new technology development through incentives funding.
  10. Act as a unified industry voice in communicating matters related to innovation, research and development (R&D) and new technology to government and other relevant groups.


Resources:

SR&ED Program: The new Guidelines on the Eligibility of Work for SR&ED Tax Incentives, which have replaced the Eligibility of Work for SR&ED Investment Tax Credits Policy, provide clearer and simpler information about how SR&ED work is defined under the Income Tax Act. This will make it easier for businesses to assess whether their work is eligible for SR&ED tax incentives at the outset, before they apply.




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For more information or to join this council, please email Gurpreet Lail at [email protected]