Canada’s new Patent Collective will reduce the risks of patent infringement claims and other intellectual property issues for SMEs.
Organization: Science and Economic Development Canada
Canada’s superclusters need rigorous intellectual property strategies to protect Canadian SMEs’ IP and ensure it stays in Canada to benefit the national economy, say top IP specialists.
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada’s new initiatives on intellectual property aim to help innovators and SMEs make better use of IP.
The federal government has shrunk the number of innovation programs it offers, but there’s still ample funding and opportunities available, government officials say.
Spurred by a “culture change,” the federal government has increased collaboration both internally and externally on science, technology and innovation.
Strong industry leadership without burdensome government bureaucracy will be key to Canada’s superclusters’ success, R$ conference hears.
Ottawa should admit it has an innovation performance problem and adopt solutions that include industrial sector strategies, innovation targets and an innovation strategy that is an export strategy.
Better government policy and sustained financing from Canada’s big banks needed to grow scaleups into global firms.
Clean Resource Innovation Network (CRIN) was allocated $100M in the federal budget, and is aiming to make Canada the world’s cleanest oil and gas producer.
Small Canadian manufacturing companies and technology firms will reap big benefits from the new Advanced Manufacturing Supercluster, says the chief executive leading the initiative.