Being a part of a community means adhering to a set of agreed-upon standards for how we conduct ourselves. By signing the social contract to join CRIN, Members agree to the following set of values and principles.
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I am joining CRIN, a community of people and organizations committed to becoming the global leader in producing clean hydrocarbon energy from source to end use by sharing a common faith in continuously growing the culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. We are an inclusive, silo-busting, ego-shrinking, ecosystem-building, entrepreneur-focused, wide-open, social-barrier-smashing community.
Membership in CRIN does not come with a discrete financial commitment but a commitment to invest my appropriate time and effort in advancing our vision through innovation and technology. This agreement describes what it means to innovate together. It defines what we allow and pursue versus what we resist and avoid. It is a guide and litmus test for the quality of our decisions, actions and ways of being together. By signing, I agree to join CRIN to embrace and promote this set of values and principles:
I embrace diversity, strive to create equal opportunity for every person and I am open to meeting anyone in this community.
I understand that I will receive valuable help from others for free.
I will create teams to play, dream, experiment, iterate, and persist. I understand mistakes happen. Failing quickly and cheaply are acceptable ways of testing new ideas.
I agree to “pay forward” whatever positive benefits I receive. For every introduction I get, I will provide an introduction to another person. For every hour of advice I receive, I will give an hour of advice to someone else. For every risk someone takes with me, I will take a risk with a different person.
I will be nice and treat everyone fairly. I will take advantage of no one.
I will bring people together and listen, as none of us is as smart as all of us. I believe in the big tent. I believe we gain strength through diversity.
I will give trust to others before expecting to receive trust in return.
I will be truthful and frank. I will break rules and call out elephants in the room.
I will open myself to learning from others. I am eager to act to learn. I will share my knowledge in the spirit of the Creative Commons to help nurture learning in others.
I will lead at times and follow at other times. Each person acts as a role model for everyone else. I will live by these ideals and enforce them as a member of the CRIN community.
Engage and encourage broad participation.
Create an efficient, self-sustaining innovation ecosystem.
Increase the frequency of, and reduce the timelines for, the cycle from ideation to deployment.
Focus on, and be driven by, impactful innovation projects that advance the vision.
Strengthen existing relationships and extend to other key partners within and beyond the network.
Empower innovators via active guidance from senior leaders within and beyond the sector.
Synergize with existing innovation frameworks and entities (e.g. NRCAN, CFREF, COSIA, CMC, PTAC, PSAC, PRNL, etc.).