Person: Dr John de la Mothe

Dr John de la Mothe

Towards An Innovation Strategy for Canada
By Dr John de la Mothe

Canada is living in a policy vacuum and needs a strong and clear innovation strategy. We know that research, development, design, innovation and technology are central to our future, not just here but abroad.

Dr John de la Mothe

Where did Canada’s innovation strategy go? And will it come back?
By Dr John de la Mothe

Traditionally, innovation policies change over time and differ across nations. Some are mission-oriented, as they were in Japan during the 1980s and 1990s.

Dr John de la Mothe

Innovation Redux?
By Dr John de la Mothe

Innovation — the production of new knowledge and the commercialization of ideas — is central to the continuing development of industrial nations. Every state of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) believes this.

Dr John de la Mothe

Team Play, Not Cash Grabs
By Dr John de la Mothe

OK let’s have it. Canadians have been promised an innovation strategy for years. Now we really need one. In 1983 we were convinced that innovation R&D was critical to our future, to our competitiveness and our standards of living in an integrated, knowledge-based economy.