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Bioindustrial Innovation Canada (BIC) Welcomes Ben George

BIC is pleased to reinforce its continued support for the development of a second hybrid chemistry cluster in Eastern Ontario with its new partners; the St. Lawrence Corridor Economic Development Commission and St. Lawrence College.

In support of this work in Eastern Ontario, BIC will open an office in Brockville Ontario and welcomes Ben George to the BIC management team as an Engineer-in-Training to work alongside BIC’s Eastern Ontario Project Manager, Joe Hendriks. Ben will be responsible for executing projects with internal and external organizations, assessing technical details of potential projects and conducting due diligence on potential investments.

Ben holds a B.A.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Waterloo and a M.A.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from the Polytechnique Montréal. During his graduate schooling, Ben worked on a MEMS (micro-electromechanical system) ion propulsion system for a CubeSat, as well as abundant metal oxides in electrolyte-gated transistors. He also has R&D experience with elastomers, bio-based additives in polyurethane chemistry, and metabolomics.

“I am very excited to be part of the BIC team in Eastern Ontario,” says Ben. “The opportunity to work with the St. Lawrence Corridor Economic Development Commission (SLCEDC) to develop and commercialize green technologies within the hybrid chemistry cluster, provides a very unique and rewarding experience. I am privileged to be a part of BIC’s vision to catalyze sustainable chemistry development and accelerate innovative start-ups using these technologies while helping to mitigate environmental impacts from traditional chemicals manufacturing.”

Ben can be reached at the BIC Eastern Ontario office:

100 Strowger Blvd



K6V 5J9

Tel: (226) 778-0020

For more information please contact:

Joe Hendriks

Project Manager

Bioindustrial Innovation Canada

Tel: 1.613.340.8940

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