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André Potworowski, Project Director


André Potworowski, Project Director
Telfer School, University of Ottawa

André Potworowski is an adjunct professor at the Telfer School of Managemnent at the University of Ottawa, and teaches in the MBA and executive MBA programs.

He has been working in the environment field since the mid-70s, when he was part of the original Conserver Society study at the Science Council of Canada. He was part of the team at Enery Mines and Resources, as it was known at the time, that developed the first commercialization programs for solar and renewable energy in Canada, and was the founding Director of CANMET’s Office of Technology Transfer.

A senior policy advisor to the Prime Minister’s National Advisory Board on Science and Technology, he later joined the private sector and was VP of a hi-tech company in Ottawa.

He has consulted to private firms and government agencies in Canada, the US, Europe and Africa. His work and research focus is in environmental research management, environmental policies, innovation, and technology management.

He holds a PhD in physical chemistry from the University of Toronto and an MBA from Harvard.