Keystep Training for CPEIA

Winning at new business: Hands on business skills training for your team

Does your team need help to understand business fundamentals and work successfully with private sector companies? What about commercializing academic research?

The CPEIA can provide your team with valuable training programs in competitive analysis, marketing/market analysis, product development, intellectual property and technology transfer, business planning and development.

These services are offered through CPEIA member Keystep Growth & Finance, a strategic advisory and training firm.

The Keystep team has distilled its decades of experience into a series of training courses designed to empower public and private sector teams and enhance their probability of success.

Keystep’s courses are designed to be hands on, practical and to the point. It doesn’t hype the latest trendy business book. Instead, Keystep focuses on the best practices that have been proven, time and again, to be fundamental for business success and teach participants how to apply them. These courses follow a clear process of execution and hence can be applied immediately by participants.

Courses are either one or two days in length and designed for eight to 20 participants. Keystep has delivered training programs in partnership with various organizations across Canada including:

  • Ontario Centres of Excellence
  • National Research Council
  • Federal Partners for Technology Transfer
  • Innovacorp
  • University of Waterloo, Executive Training Program
  • Westlink Innovation Network Inc.
  • Annapolis Digby Economic Development Agency

Hundreds of pre-startup, startup, early-growth stage and established technology companies from across Canada in all market verticals have participated in Keystep’s programs in Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Montreal, Ottawa, Kingston, Toronto, Hamilton, Kitchener, Waterloo, Halifax, Annapolis, Sydney and Yarmouth.

Keystep’s partners have also relied on it to develop and deliver programs for training science and engineering technical staff interested in aspects of business. A large number of employees from government R&D organizations and science-based departments have also turned to Keystep to learn high-tech industry practices.

Keystep Training

Discounts are available for CPEIA members. To learn more, please contact Peter Kallai at 613-795-8181 or

If you are interested in having Keystep training at your location – please complete the form below.

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If you would like to discuss how we can help you and your organization, please contact Peter Kallai, President, and CEO, at 1 613-795-8181.

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intelliFLEX, a not-for-profit industry alliance, is a vital partner for accelerating the growth of the printable, flexible and hybrid electronics sector of more than 300 organizations across Canada. Our technologies add intelligence and connect ordinary objects to enable the Internet of Everything.

We unite our growing global membership to build an effective ecosystem of supply chains for flexible, 3D printable electronics, 2D large area printable electronics, wearable electronics, smart textiles and hybrid electronics including related semiconductors, integrated circuits and software.

Our programs accelerate the adoption of these innovations for Smart Packaging and Retail, Intelligent Buildings and Connected Homes, Aerospace and Defence, Automotive and Industrial Applications, Health and Wellness, Intelligent Documents and Wearables.

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