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Number 14 / Volume 30

Editorial – 30-14

There are 13 academic research programs across Canada that have been given a remarkable opportunity to excel on the international stage thanks to a Harper-era initiative designed to scale up national research strengths.

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Number 13 / Volume 30

Editorial – 30-13

Canada has succeeded in creating research and commercialization networks that have proven highly successful in stimulating knowledge-based scientific and economic activity. Many of these networks have been, or are currently funded, by the tri-council Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) program — a Canadian invention that has been replicated by other nations.

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Number 12 / Volume 30

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Is the federal government hitting the re-set button on the National Research Council? That certainly appears to be the case with the appointment of Iain Stewart to a two-year term to assess the 100-year-old organization in the context of the forthcoming Innovation Agenda.

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Number 11 / Volume 30

Editorial – 30-11

Have policy makers finally solved the puzzle to fixing Canada’s small and chronically underperforming venture capital sector? Based on 2015 performance and results from Q1/16, the results are certainly encouraging.

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Number 10 / Volume 30

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For anyone who has worked in the research and innovation space for more than a few years, the announcement of a major consultation for the federal Innovation Agenda may be viewed with a combination of skepticism and dread.

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Number 9 / Volume 30

Editorial – 30-9

RE$EARCH MONEY would like to congratulate the National Research Council on its landmark 100th birthday.

Born in the throes of World War One, the NRC has contributed in immeasurable ways to the nation’s technological advancement, spun off several high-profile agencies and provided industry with strategic research, technical support and infrastructure from coast to coast to coast.

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Number 8 / Volume 30

Editorial – 30-8

Alberta is the latest province to overhaul its research and commercialization activities and it’s a major change. The consolidation of four Alberta Innovates (AI) corporations into a single entity aims to amplify its scarce provincial resources while simplifying the navigation of the public innovation ecosystem.

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Number 7 / Volume 30

Editorial – 30-7

From telecom to clean tech, Canada can rightfully boast of excellent research that fuels globally competitive innovation. The question is, who will ultimately exploit and benefit from that research and should it matter whether the innovators are Canadian or foreign-based?

In the case of telecom, Canada’s top-notch researchers, engineers and technicians are increasingly working for foreign-owned firms, from Ciena and Cisco to Huawei and Ericsson.

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Number 6 / Volume 30

Editorial – 30-6

Innovation minister Navdeep Bains appears to understand that a key issue facing emerging Canadian tech companies is their ability to scale up without losing control or selling out to foreign buyers. After a decade of contraction, the Canadian tech sector is in serious need of a handful of large anchor firms to help brand Canada internationally and establish clusters of deep expertise and capacity to grow an economy struggling to rebound from the collapse of commodities prices.

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