CREATE ME2 Past Events

Protecting Your Ideas Invention & Innovation in University Research

December 12th , 2018

The Senate Room\Hotel Alma - UofC

09:00 – 13:30

This workshop discussed how inventions can be protected and the initial steps of commercialization of ideas developed in the University research lab. 

The overall theme of the workshop was “Protecting Your Ideas”. The workshop discussed the following topics:

  • University policy and researcher’s rights
  • Innovation and industry partnerships
  • When to publish and when to protect
  • Innovation teams and working with Innovate Calgary
  • Patent protection

These topics were presented in the context of the CREATE themes of ‘Materials for Electrochemical Energy Solutions”, with relevant examples.



Analytical Techniques Workshop


November 13, 2018
ICT 116 UofC
The Electrochemical Society & NSERC CREATE ME2 Materials for Electrochemical Energy Solutions invite you to register for the Analytical Techniques Workshop: Theory, Discussions and Lab Demos on AFM, FTIR,SEM, TEM, and XRD. 

Energy Conversion and Storage Technologies

NSERC CREATE ME2 Materials for Electrochemical Energy Solutions

2018 Annual Meeting

August 30th, 2018

NSERC CREATE ME2 Annual Meeting. This meeting is the first Annual Meeting of CREATE ME2, and was held at the University of Calgary on August 30, 2018 from 09:00 – 15:00

The overall theme of the Meeting is “Energy Conversion and Storage Technologies”. The meeting was a platform to discuss the four technical themes of NSERC CREATE ME2:

  • Flow batteries for Grid Scale Energy Storage
  • Solid state batteries
  • Low temperature fuel cells
  • Fuel synthesis & CO2 conversion.

Environmental Sustainability and Life Cycle Analysis

August 22, 2018

The workshop included introductory presentations and discussion of sustainability and life cycle analysis (LCA) in the context of energy storage and conversion. The environmental impacts and trade-offs are typically uncharacterized until the technology is close to commercialization. This can lead to unintended negative economic and environmental consequences when a new technology is deployed.

The workshop particularly focused on an electrochemical energy conversion such as Materials for Solid Oxide Electrolysis Cells (SOECs) pathway.

Transformative Talent Internship Session

July 18, 2018

The session offered an introductory to Transformative Talent Internship Program organized by the Faculty of Graduate Studies at the University of Calgary. This Program benefits ONLY graduate students at the University of Calgary and the University of Alberta. 

The session reviewed Transformative Talent Internship eligibility, the application process and available funding plus Q&A. Natalie Wilkinson-Houghton – Business Development Specialist Graduate Student Internships\Faculty of Graduate Studies, presented this session and explained how they could grad students benefit from it.

Techno-Economics, Technology Transfer and Commercialization

Part 2: How to build a minimum viable product (MVP) & create a company

May 9, 2018

The workshop provided what constitutes a minimum viable product (MVP), the steps toward building a file-ready prototype, and the components involved in creating a company. The workshop was presented by Peter Zyla from Innovate Calgary.

Techno-Economics, Technology Transfer and Commercialization

Part 1: How to determine the commercial potential of inventions

April 25, 2018

The workshop focused on determining the commercial viability of inventions and ideas using the StrategyzerTM concepts. It also provided an overall view of the economic and regulatory environment of the energy industry. The workshop was presented by Peter Zyla from Innovate Calgary and Mokhtar Tabri, a PhD candidate at the University of Calgary in the Department of Economics. 

Applications of 3D Confocal Raman Microscopy and Correlative Techniques Workshop

April 18, 2018

The workshop introduced applications of 3D confocal raman and correlative techniques, including AFM, SEM and SNOM. Also, it presented a new approach for high speed, high lateral and spectral resolution in raman imaging. A live instrument demonstration was provided. was sponsored by WiTec Corporation (Germany) and it partner Spectra Research Corporation (SRC) in Canada.

'One Canada' Electrochemical Energy Storage Research: Redox Flow Batteries Workshop February 22, 2018 Alberta Room at the UofC

The workshop provided a forum for academic and industrial peers to exchange experiences, best practices, and ideas related to current emerging issues associated to this emerging energy storage technology. Also, shared knowledge of status, new directions, and challenges of redox flow battery (RFB) technology. 

  • Share knowledge of status, new directions, advantages, and challenges of redox flow battery (RFB) technology,
  • Place RFB technology into the context of energy storage in Canada and related to international efforts,
  • Develop a network of researchers and industry/government partners interested in RFB technology

Our keynote speaker is Dr. Vincent L Sprenkle, Chief Engineer – Electrochemical Energy Storage and Conversion – Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL).