Research Incentives: Maximizing Performance in the Knowledge Economy

National Arts Centre, Elgin Street, Ottawa, ON, Canada

Are Canada’s Business R&D Incentives Working?

As Canada continues to adapt to the globalization of the knowledge economy, Canadian firms are facing stiff competition from more and more players. On the plus side, globalization offers global sales, marketing, distribution; collaboration, partnerships and outsourcing. Is Canada’s policy environment helping entrepreneurs and firms in knowledge-based sectors deal with these challenges and opportunities? In particular, are research and innovation incentives effective? What is the benefit to knowledge-based firms of tax measures, government support programs, grants (like the US model), technology transfer from publicly-funded institutions, improving the general business environment. Are other incentives required, for example in the area of market research and customer identification? What mix of incentives should governments choose? How are other countries using research and other incentives to grow their knowledge-based sectors?

This one-day event will explore these and other issues related to research and innovation incentives. Business leaders and other experts will elaborate how Canadian policy makers can utilize incentives to support a vital and growing private sector capable of winning globally.

 

Speakers, Panelists, and Moderators include

Stewart Beck

Assistant Deputy Minister, Investment, Innovation and Sectors, Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada
Stewart Beck

Peter Calamai

Science Writer, The Toronto Star
Peter Calamai

Jeffrey Crelinsten

Co-Publisher, RE$EARCH MONEY
Jeffrey Crelinsten

Jeffrey Crelinsten is CEO of Research Money Inc. and publisher of RE$EARCH MONEY. He is also President and CEO of The Impact Group, a consultancy he co-founded in 1987, specializing in science, technology and innovation policy, communications and education. Jeffrey has been studying challenges facing tech entrepreneurs and the innovation ecosystems that try to support them for over 25 years. He developed the R$ conferences to bring together leaders from the private and public sector to address critical issues around innovation policy and knowledge-based commerce.

Before founding The Impact Group, Jeffrey taught science and human affairs at Concordia University and had an active career as a science documentary writer for radio and television.

Jeffrey is Senior Research Fellow at the Innovation Policy Lab, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto. He is a founding director of the International Commercialization Alliance and is a past-President of the Canadian Science Writers Association. Jeffrey has a B.Sc. in physics from McGill University, a M.Sc. in astronomy from University of Toronto and a Ph.D. in history of science and science policy from University of Montreal.

Lisa Crossley

President & CEO, Nysa Membrane Technologies
Lisa Crossley

Bob Fessenden

Deputy Minister, Alberta Advanced Education and Technology
Bob Fessenden

Ron Freedman

Co-Publisher, RE$EARCH MONEY
Ron Freedman

Iain Gillespie

Head, Biotechnology Division, OECD
Iain Gillespie

Alastair Glass

Deputy Minister, Ontario Ministry of Innovation and Research
Alastair Glass

Mark Henderson

Managing Editor, RE$EARCH MONEY
Mark Henderson

Mark has written extensively on research and innovation policy and funding issues since 1994. As the Editor of RE$EARCH MONEY, he has interviewed hundreds of industry executives, senior government officials, research managers and other leaders in Canada’s science, technology and innovation communities. Mark has worked as a journalist and editor for several publications over the past 35 years, including “Network Letter, Report on Wireless”, “Canadian Communications Reports”, “The Electronics Communicator” and “The Ottawa Citizen”. He resides in Ottawa and is an avid music and film aficionado.

Garth Issett

VP, Manufacturing Development Operations, IBM Canada Ltd.
Garth Issett

Dave Jaworsky

Director, Goverment and University Relations, RIM
Dave Jaworsky

Paul Johnston

President, Precarn Incorporated
Paul Johnston

Lynda Leonard

Senior Vice-President, ITAC
Lynda Leonard

Kirk Mandy

President and CEO, Zarlink Semiconductor
Kirk Mandy

(Biography coming soon)

Jim Roche

Acting President & CEO, Canadian Microelectronics Corporation, Retired President & CEO, Tundra Semiconductor Corporation
Jim Roche

Mark Romoff

President and CEO, Ontario Centres of Excellence
Mark Romoff

Molly Shoichet

Professor and Director, Undergraduate Collaborative Bioengineering, Canada Research Chair in Tissue Engineering, University of Toronto
Molly Shoichet

Geneviève Tanguay

Assistant Deputy Minister, Ministère de Développment économique, Innovation et Exportation, Québec
Geneviève Tanguay

Dan Trepanier

Strategy Officer, AMCC
Dan Trepanier

Janet Walden

VP, Research Partnerships Programs, NSERC
Janet Walden

Jacek Warda

Managing Principal, JPW Innovation Associates Inc.
Jacek Warda

(Biography coming soon)

Clive Willis

Consultant
Clive Willis

John Wood

Senior Advisor, Science and Technology, General Motors Canada
John Wood

Preliminary Conference Program

Day 1 - March 25, 2007

07:30 - 08:00

Registration and Continental Breakfast

08:00 - 08:10

Opening Remarks

Jeffrey Crelinsten, Co-Publisher, RE$EARCH MONEY

Mark Henderson, Managing Editor, RE$EARCH MONEY

08:10 - 08:45

Industry Keynote

Kirk Mandy, President and CEO, Zarlink Semiconductor

08:45 - 09:15

In Search of a Balanced System of Innovation Incentives: Trends and Issues [Featured Speaker]

Jacek Warda, Managing Principal, JPW Innovation Associates Inc.

09:15 - 10:15

Panel 1: Incentives for Start-up Firms

Moderator: Mark Romoff, President and CEO, Ontario Centres of Excellence

Lisa Crossley, President & CEO, Nysa Membrane Technologies

Molly Shoichet, Professor and Director, Undergraduate Collaborative Bioengineering, Canada Research Chair in Tissue Engineering, University of Toronto

Dan Trepanier, Strategy Officer, AMCC

10:15 - 11:00

Break

11:00 - 12:00

Panel 2: Incentives for Established Firms

Moderator: Lynda Leonard, Senior Vice-President, ITAC

Garth Issett, VP, Manufacturing Development Operations, IBM Canada Ltd.

Dave Jaworsky, Director, Goverment and University Relations, RIM

John Wood, Senior Advisor, Science and Technology, General Motors Canada

12:00 - 13:30

Lunch - The International Commercialization of Canadian Business R&D [Luncheon Speaker]

Stewart Beck, Assistant Deputy Minister, Investment, Innovation and Sectors, Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada

13:30 - 14:15

Featured Speaker

Iain Gillespie, Head, Biotechnology Division, OECD

14:15 - 15:15

Panel 3: The Future of Incentives for Knowledge-based Business

Moderator: Peter Calamai, Science Writer, The Toronto Star

Bob Fessenden, Deputy Minister, Alberta Advanced Education and Technology

Alastair Glass, Deputy Minister, Ontario Ministry of Innovation and Research

Geneviève Tanguay, Assistant Deputy Minister, Ministère de Développment économique, Innovation et Exportation, Québec

15:15 - 15:45

Break

15:45 - 16:45

Panel 4: Wrap-up

Moderator: Paul Johnston, President, Precarn Incorporated

Jim Roche, Acting President & CEO, Canadian Microelectronics Corporation, Retired President & CEO, Tundra Semiconductor Corporation

Janet Walden, VP, Research Partnerships Programs, NSERC

Clive Willis, Consultant

16:45 - 17:00

Closing Remarks

Ron Freedman, Co-Publisher, RE$EARCH MONEY

17:00 - 18:00

Reception

Partners & Exhibitors

Association Partners

Proceedings & Presentations

2007 Research Money Ottawa Conference Proceedings

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Iain Gillespie- International Trends in Industry Research Incentives

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Jacek Warda-In Search of a Balanced System of Innovation Incentives

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Stewart Beck-International Commercialization of Canadian Business R&D

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