The ATC Team

Rajesh Jaiswal, Manager |

Rajesh has been serving as Manager of the Advanced Technology Centre since October 2016. He works closely with industry partners to provide its member companies with programming, services, and networking opportunities to scale their product and launch the next big thing.

Prior to his current role, he served in the Knowledge Management division of EEDC and Industry Liaison of TEC Edmonton. In addition, Rajesh previously managed India’s premier cattle semen production centre and served as Chief Scientist for a human-IVF startup. He has extensive experience in a variety of fields paired with years of education. He earned multiple degrees including an MBA and a PhD, achieved four first-time scientific records, and received 23 merit awards at university, national, and international levels. He also ran a successful food business while studying in Saskatoon at the University of Saskatchewan.

Rajesh continues to be a passionate and supportive member of the ATC community, connecting members with the resources they need to build a successful company.

Lauren Smart, Community Program Administrator |

Since September 2018, Lauren has been providing administrative support to our members to grow and scale their company. She overseas leasing agreements, organizes tours, handles member inquiries, and coordinates all programming and events – if you need support to grow your company, Lauren is the perfect person to ask.

Prior to joining the Advanced Technology Centre, Lauren held a variety of different roles and responsibilities. She previously served as the assistant manager at Starbucks, where she focused on marketing seasonal campaign rollouts, reducing profit losses, and increasing the store’s feedback rating. She also worked with NAIT in multiple roles; her most recent role was an Educational Lab Technologist, where she managed the independent study lab for the electrician program.

Lauren earned her diploma in 2007 from MacEwan University in the field of Professional Writing and Communications. In her spare time, Lauren loves to travel; she’s visited more than 12 countries within Asia, Europe, and South America. If she isn’t working or traveling, you can find Lauren writing, drawing, baking, or spending time with her family.