I typically spend part of my time engaging with industry and early stage startups in the areas of AI, physics of devices and aerospace and defence. These engagements range from technical work on concept development to business focused services (support in project management, organizational management or writing grant proposals).
If you have an idea you think I can help with, reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Below I am listing a sample of some of the consulting work I have done.
Short-term Projects | 2018 - 2023
Development of a human-powered aircraft concept (2023)
Writing grants focused on Government of Canada contracts and programs (2018 - 2022)
Develop storylines for a science communication kids program (2020)
Management consulting blog posts focused on AI in supply chains (2019)
Development of an android app to control a LIDAR-based serving robot (2018)
Information of the clients for the above projects can be shares upon request.
Moon Village Association Implementation Support Officer | 2020 - 2021
Develop infrastructure and internal policies and key performance indicators for the organization, and help in their use
Attend board meetings and other strategic development initiatives
Coordinate the Global Network of the MVA, creating the national and regional structures in use today
Manage membership issues
Coordinate communication activities (web, social media)
Organized the first Towards the Moon Generation Workshop, leading to the creation of a new working group focused on next generation activities
2020 Autonomous Vehicle Technical Report with Wevolver | 2019 - 2020
I was the managing editor for this publication. In this role, I:
Developed general outline for the report, and the style guide used by authors
Hire writing staff and communicate with expert to develop content for the report
Review outlines and written contributions from staff, providing feedback if needed
Write segments, edit, and proofread the report
The report may be accessed here.
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles with DRDC | 2019
In 2019, I worked with Defence Research and Development Canada as a subcontractor (via LDC Solutions) to support their Survivability and Lethality Analysis Modelling (SLAM) analysis on unmanned aerial systems (UASs).
As the system expert, I:
Developed CAD models of the unmanned aerial systems being studied. These models were used by the SLAM software.
Performed a fault tree analysis on the UAS systems, identifying their modes of failure
Put together several reports highlighting the findings of the analysis for each UAS, and the models developed in the process
Supported the import of the information to the SLAM software and performing the analysis
Skolkovo Foundation Space and Telecommunications Cluster | 2014 - present
Since 2014, I have been working with Skolkovo Foundation as a member of their Expert Review Board. I review grant applications submitted to Skolkovo, assessing the technical merit and business viability of the ideas.
NIT.RED | 2016
In 2016, I took part in the Innovation for Change, an entrepreneurship focused program organized by Politecnico di Torino, SAFM (Business School of Turin) and CERN.
My group was specifically tasked by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) to work on a solution to raise awareness about the impact of nitrous oxides as an important contributor to global warming.
Working as part of a team of 8 individuals, we developed an online platform for visualizing and monitoring nitrogen oxides emissions, and linking it to equivalent carbon footprint. We also generated ideas on how this monitoring could form the basis of a nonprofit organization that promotes low nitrogen footprint products using a certification process.
Watch our presentation here.
Inclusive Innovation in the Asia Pacific Region | 2013 - 2014
In 2013, I took part in the Canada-Asia 2013 conference and the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC) General Assembly. As part of the student program, we were asked to develop a policy brief for the participants. My group focused on "Inclusive innovation in the Asia Pacific Region" and I was tasked with managing this project, which was finalized in April 2014.
Our main recommendations were:
PECC should identify priority areas for innovative focus in the region, helping entrepreneurs to focus their efforts on common needs of the region, with a focus on both the rich and the poor.
PECC should encourage the creation of a cross-regional online platform for idea exchange, crowd sourcing and crowd funding within PECC member states.
PECC should support the creation of a cross-regional incubator with branches in different PECC members member states providing SMEs in the region with services and an opportunity to connect with each other.
PECC should promote a cross regional competition and or conference focusing on innovation in the region.
Kajotec Inc. | 2012
In 2012, I worked for about a month at Kajotec as an Industrial Designer, contributing to the design of the following systems:
A waste water management system for residential buildings
Completion of the design of Eco-mousetrap, Eco-toilet, Eco-charger
This was a government funded internship which was supposed to last for 6 months. The GEI program terminated the internship due to the employer (Kajotec) being unable to pay its contribution to the salary.