adMare Institute Announces Speaker Series to Explore Ecosystems, Clusters and Anchor Companies in Canadian Life Sciences Industry

adMare Institute Announces Speaker Series to Explore Ecosystems, Clusters and Anchor Companies in Canadian Life Sciences Industry

Vancouver (BC), Toronto (ON), and Montreal (QC) (February 16, 2024) – Following the publication of its first white paper, the adMare Institute is launching the adMare Institute Speaker Series, a series of events across Canada aiming at opening the discussion on the findings of the paper.

"We are thrilled to launch the adMare Institute Speaker Series," remarked Gordon C. McCauley, President and CEO of adMare BioInnovations. "Through these events, we aim to foster dialogue, share knowledge, and highlight the critical role of anchor companies in strengthening our ecosystem. It's an opportunity for the sector to come together, learn from one another, and pave the way for a more interconnected and innovative future in Canadian life sciences”.

Published last November, the report, Canada’s Evolving Life Sciences Industry: Exploring Ecosystems, Clusters, and the Need for Anchor Companies, is based on a comprehensive review of current published literature and data. it concludes that at the core of a healthy industry are innovation clusters and anchor companies.

With the adMare Institute Speaker Series, adMare invites Canadian leaders in the life science industry to share their opinions and insights on the need for anchor companies in Canada, their impact on the industry and the ways to create more of these pivotal companies.

adMare invites anyone interested in building a national life sciences industry to participate in the discussion. Upcoming events in the adMare Institute Speaker Series include:

  • February 21 - Montreal, QC – Event presented by Montreal Council on Foreign Relations, in collaboration with Fonds de solidarité FTQ and Robic (Link)
  • February 22 – Quebec City, QC – Event presented by Quebec International and Quebec Vitae (Link)
  • February 28 – Vancouver, BC – Keynote presentation and discussion at Life Sciences BC’s Access to Innovation event (Link)
  • April 11 – Vancouver, BC – Event presented by Greater Vancouver Board of Trade
  • April 24 – Ottawa, ON – Panel discussion at the 23rd Annual Research Money Conference (Link)
  • April 30 – Montreal, QC - Panel discussion at EFFERVESCENCE MTL (Link)
  • May 16 – Toronto, ON – Event presented by Toronto Board of Trade

Join us at these events to discuss the most advantageous strategies to bring Canada’s life science industry to the next level. For more details on the events, please visit:




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About adMare BioInnovations

With a strong track record of globally-competitive scientific discovery, Canadian life sciences are primed to lead the world. To make this a reality, adMare BioInnovations uses its scientific and commercial expertise, specialized R&D infrastructure, and seed capital to build strong life sciences companies, develop robust ecosystems, and foster industry-ready talent. It re-invests its returns into the Canadian industry to ensure its long-term sustainability. adMare currently has 29 portfolio companies that have attracted $2.3 billion of risk capital, have a combined value of $4 billion, and have created over 1,000 jobs in Canada. For more information, please go to