As millions of tons of agricultural solid waste are produced yearly in Canada, India and other parts of the world, the ability to identify a research area with practical relevance in solid waste management is one thing, while the ability to transform the research findings into a marketable venture is another thing.
The purpose of this workshop will be to gather people from the academics, communities and industries, and motivate them on entrepreneurial skills that will enable them start their own business. With a theme on sustainable solid waste management, the event will provide useful information that will encourage participants to gradually commercialize their research ideas in the context of solid waste management.
The seven speakers, ranging from government, business owners and academia, selected for this event are perfect examples of what it means to gradually commercialize ones idea. The speakers will be focusing on the following subtopics: the hidden gold mine in agricultural waste; thinking as an entrepreneur; how to get out of the box; starting small; technical aspects of solid waste management; social and environmental benefits; and innovations and current researches in solid waste management.
This event will educate the participants on a very simple way to add value to agricultural solid waste which will in turn be a useful tool for wastewater treatment. At the end of the event, the participants are expected to start appreciating the solid wastes around them, by transforming them to useful products.