Managing Partner, Louis Frapporti, sits down with Chief Executive Officer of McMaster Innovation Park, Ty Shattuck, to discuss Canada's premier research park, how it connects Hamilton's innovation ecosystem and the future vision of the park.
- Value of Academic Partnerships with Private Industry
- Challenges in Leadership
- Hamilton's Innovation Ecosystem
- Fostering Connections
- Vision and Strategy for McMaster Innovation Park
- Social Impact
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About Ty Shattuck
Ty Shattuck is the CEO of McMaster Innovation Park, Canada's premier research park. As a professional engineer, former adjunct professor, past Chair of Mohawk College's Board of Governors and a former RCAF Officer, Ty is well-known throughout the greater Toronto area for his business acumen and community leadership.
In 2010 he was awarded Engineer of the Year from the Ontario Society for Professional Engineers. In 2011, as CEO of PV Labs, he led the company toward being named one of Canada's top 200 fastest growing companies by Profit Magazine. In 2012 PV Labs received an academy award under his leadership.
Ty has spent his career at the intersection of technology and business design, holding various senior leadership positions within the digital media, aerospace and venture capital industries, all with a heavy focus on technology commercialization and investment. This experience has given him a passion for, and a deep understanding of, starting, managing, financing and growing companies within emerging markets.
A self-proclaimed geek, in his current role he leverages his ability to envision the potential of new ideas, along with his strong bias for pragmatism to help investors, researchers, entrepreneurs transform their innovative ideas into a profitable business reality.