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Steve Petrone

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Founder and CEO
Quantiam Technologies Inc.

SESSION: Entrepreneur Success Stories & Lessons From The Edge

Steve Petrone is the Founder and CEO of Quantiam Technologies Inc., an Edmonton-based high technology company developing and commercializing disruptive new products based on Advanced Materials, Coatings, Surfaces and Catalysis. Prior to founding Quantiam in 1998, Dr. Petrone worked at Dofasco, Stelco, and was then recruited by Sherritt in 1991 as part of Westaim.

Dr. Petrone has spent the last 25 years developing new technology businesses in Edmonton. He has over 30 years of corporate and entrepreneurial experience in R&D, Manufacturing, Business Development and Marketing. To-date, he has led over 1,100 person years of research and commercialization efforts having raised over $80M of investments, and commercialized new products with total direct investments of over $180M. Quantiam is now in its 16th year of operation and represents one of Canada’s major efforts in advancing Nanotechnology and Cleantech. In 2011, Quantiam launched a joint venture with BASF of Germany, BASF Qtech Inc., to jointly commercialize a core Cleantech technology.




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Located in the heart of downtown Edmonton, the Shaw Conference Centre overlooks the beautiful North Saskatchewan River Valley, the largest stretch of urban parkland in North America. Shaw is the premier Edmonton conference venue, with a location that provides access to over 2,000 downtown hotel rooms plus shopping, entertainment, dining and transportation.

The Shaw Conference Centre hosts approximately 650 Edmonton events each year, attracting over half a million visitors.

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Lowering the world’s greenhouse gas emissions is not an easy task, but with the right minds in the right place, it can be done.

Held in Edmonton, Alta., the Zero 2014 Conference will address the goal of lowering our carbon impact by bringing together policy and clean-technology leaders from around the world. This three day conference will also feature presentations from the Climate Change and Emissions Management (CCEMC) Corporation Grand Challenge Round 1 Finalists.

CCEMC: A Global Responsibility


Join us today by viewing our livestream at 1:30pm.


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