Person: Ron Freedman

Ron Freedman, CEO, Research Infosource Inc.

Reform SR&ED by adopting TRL model
By Ron Freedman

Most analysts are dismayed by Canada’s fair-to-middling performance in the international R&D sweepstakes. According to the OECD, our GERD/GDP ratio (total national spending on research as a percent of GDP) is 1.

Ron Freedman, CEO, Research Infosource Inc.

Good R&D, bad R&D: what’s the difference?
By Ron Freedman

If there is a recurring theme in science policy legend and lore it is that Canadian companies don’t spend enough money on R&D. International comparisons consistently put our business sector in the middle of the pack or lower in terms of its spending on R&D as a percentage of GDP (BERD).

Ron Freedman, partner, The Impact Group

Assessing the last eight years of S&T
By Ron Freedman

As we wait for the federal government to release its refreshed S&T Strategy, I thought it would be fun to reprise a piece I wrote in 2006, just prior to the release of the federal government’s 2007 version of the strategy, and see what progress we’ve made on the issues I then highlighted.

Ron Freedman

Unfinished business — A R$ conference primer

By Ron Freedman

While the country is still trying to dissect recent federal and provincial government budgets to see where innovation policy is headed (the May 16-17 RE$EARCH MONEY conference will tackle this matter head-on) it is useful to reflect on some of the big issues that we are failing, on the whole, to address.