3 Speakers & Hosted by Mike Wise from CBC
Toronto Botanical Garden
Wednesday, March 2nd 2016 - 6pm to 10pm
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Innovative Engineering: Past, Present and Future
Engineering Innovations Forum


Tesla: Inventor of the Electrical Age (Past)

Nikola Tesla “the genius who invented the 20th century”, “the inventor of the electrical age”, “a prodigal genius” and “the patron saint of modern electricity.” For decades one of the world’s greatest minds was forgotten and neglected like many other inventors. This presentation explains why Nikola Tesla was a true genius and technological visionary by exploring his significant contributions to the electrical revolution that transformed daily life at the end of the 19th century.

Human Powered Aircraft – the Ornithopter (Present)

An airplane that flaps its wings. A helicopter powered by the pilot alone. A bicycle that can go 40% faster than the one can drive on the fastest highway in Ontario. All these records were achieved by AeroVelo, a collective of engineers from Toronto led by Todd Reichert and Cameron Robertson. Our latest project is a bicycle to challenge the land speed record of 133km/h. The presentation will on how we achieved the impossible.

Engineering in Medical Treatment (Future)

Tissue engineering is a branch of engineering science that focuses on developing living tissue matrices in the laboratory. The classical tissue engineering paradigm includes the use of cells and biomaterials that are then cultivated in specially designed bioreactors.  The presentation review recent progress in developing living tissue supplements and specifically highlight those that were already tested and used in humans.


Milomir Gavrilovic

Tesla: Inventor of the Electrical Age

Victor Ragusila

Human Powered Aircraft - Ornithopter

Dr. Milica Radisic

Engineering in Medical Treatment

Mike Wise

Moderator, CBC Late Night Host


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Who we are

The Engineering Innovations Forum was initiated in 1990 under the name “Engineering Action Forum”, and has been part of National Engineering Month ever since.

Why we exist

It was established as an open forum to focus on current topics from the engineering point of view. The idea was to promote the work engineers do, the way they do it, and how it benefits society in general.

Previous Topics

Topics have included robotics, electricity supply, nanotechnology, “green” energy, housing, computers, virtual reality, food, construction, and biomedicine.