Person: Dr Peter Morand

Dr Peter Morand, founding president & CEO, Canadian S&T Growth Fund

The entrepreneur’s dilemma: catch-22 funding
Dr Peter Morand

The fragility of early stage advanced technology companies is well documented. That luck plays a part in the ones that survive is undoubtedly true, but the chances of survival can be improved by having a management team that personifies innovation and makes the timely strategic decisions needed to accelerate the commercialization process in an increasingly competitive environment.

Peter Morand, former dean of science and engineering, University of Ottawa

Finding solutions to Canada’s innovation gap
By Dr Peter Morand

What will it take to achieve a quantum leap in Canada’s innovation process to optimize societal and economic impact? A recent book by Mariana Mazzucato — The Entrepreneurial State: Debunking Public vs Private Sector Myths — makes a strong case for the role played by government in taking the boldest risks and achieving the most spectacular breakthroughs.

Peter Morand, former dean of science and Engineering, University of Ottawa

Replicable research results & public accountability
By Dr Peter Morand

Last year, in collaboration with the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC), the three granting councils consulted with their stakeholders to review mechanisms and policies to ensure “that the research they fund be carried out in accordance with high standards of ethics and integrity, and that the grant funds be spent in compliance with certain procedures and requirements.

Peter Morand

Priming Canada’s innovation engine…finally

By Dr Peter Morand

Canada’s continued poor performance in innovation despite much rhetoric by the federal government’s policy gurus led to the creation of the Expert Panel chaired by Tom Jenkins of OpenText in the fall of 2010.

Peter Morand

Is the NRC on the right track?
By Dr Peter Morand

An internal memorandum sent a few weeks ago by the National Research Council president to all personnel purports a new direction for Canada’s national laboratories.

Peter Morand – extended on-line version

Technology commercialization proposal for the National Research Council©
By Dr Peter Morand


The origins of the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) go back to activities at McGill University that led to its formal establishment in 1916.