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CARIN Presenter Spotlight: Dr. Tonya Wolfe


Our Mission:


The Central Alberta Regional Innovation Network (CARIN) runs an 8-week entrepreneurial incubator program to spearhead new business in the industrial, agriculture, and technology sectors.


The Catalyst Incubator includes mentors and presenters who bring their unique expertise to the table, offering insights and strategies to entrepreneurs considering new developments and businesses in those key areas.


CARIN creates a new focus with each Catalyst Incubator and invites leading-edge presenters to participate.


CARIN Introduces Dr. Tonya Wolfe

One such presenter is Dr. Tonya Wolfe.


Tonya is currently the manager of the Centre for Innovation in Manufacturing (CIM-TAC) at Red Deer Polytechnic. She is also an adjunct professor at the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering at the University of Alberta.


A Little About Tonya:

With a Professional Engineering designation, Tonya is a member of The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA), the Minerals, Metals & Materials Society, and a founding member of the Alberta Additive Manufacturing Network.


Dr. Wolfe also holds a Bachelor of Applied Science from Queen's University and graduate degrees from the University of Alberta.


As a leader in the manufacturing innovation space, Tonya's areas of expertise include metallurgy, materials design, additive manufacturing, welding, wear-resistant materials, steelmaking, biomedical engineering, and process modelling.

Before becoming the manager at CIM-TAC at Red Deer Polytechnic, Tonya spent twenty years advancing technologies and innovation with Alberta's manufacturers. She now uses her impressive skills to design, simulate, create, and validate prototypes and solve Alberta's manufacturing industry's processing and productivity challenges.


Dr. Tonya Wolfe Presentations:


Tonya enjoys sharing her experience and knowledge with small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to help stimulate the growth of innovation, manufacturing, and industry in Central Alberta and across the country.

Catalyst Incubator presenters are eager to answer questions as they arise and encourage the birth of new ideas. Tonya is no different. By bringing considerable expertise and her desire to inspire, Tonya's presentations are an invaluable opportunity for participants to evolve their concept(s).


When is CARIN's Next Catalyst Incubator Intake?


SMEs and their owners have access to some of Alberta's greatest minds, like Dr. Tonya Wolfe, through CARIN's Catalyst Incubator program. Every intake focuses on a different industry and invites presenters based on their specific fields.


Do you have an innovative concept for developing a new marketable item or technology?


LEARN MORE about the next Catalyst Incubator Intake by inquiring online.


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