LUC LALANDE - Executive Director, Entrepreneurship Hub, University of Ottawa

Luc Lalande is a seasoned professional specializing in the design, development, and execution of innovation programs for communities seeking to enhance economic and social development. He has recently joined the University of Ottawa as the first Executive Director of the new Entrepreneurship Hub.

His primary responsibility will be to develop and grow the university’s array of programs and services across all faculties to support student entrepreneurship and innovation. Luc is at the forefront of establishing novel economic development initiatives that link the global maker movement, the tools of the digital fabrication revolution (i.e, 3D printing, open source hardware, etc.), and local talent to drive indigenous innovation and design, skills development, and entrepreneurship. He is co-founder of Young Maker, a community social innovation project focused on introducing 3D printing to vulnerable youth in Ottawa.