Commercialization needs an active industrial research & development strategy
By William Coderre
The current government push on commercialization of the results of publicly funded research, while appropriate to a degree, addresses only one half of the equation.
Time to Focus on Industrial Research
By Ron Freedman
Since the sluicegates opened on university research funding in 1997, the policy community has been preoccupied with measuring funding inputs and tweaking commercial outputs in the higher education sector.
TPC plays key role in innovation
By David Crane
The United States spends significant amounts of money each year to help its businesses advance technologies and commercialize their application. This is accepted as part of the process of building a competitive economy.
Is it time for innovation in research funding?
By Dr Eliot Phillipson
The discovery of new knowledge, like all creative human activity, remains dependent on the “basic unit of research,” the human mind.
Research investments make sense
By Claire M. Morris
When I arrived in Saskatoon for the opening of the Canadian Light Source synchrotron at the University of Saskatchewan a few months ago, my taxi driver immediately asked if I was in town for the opening.
Canada needs to consolidate lead in global biopharmaceutical sector
By Ken Lawless
Canada’s lead in biotechnology, and biotech’s rising influence, is providing a “second chance” at establishing a leading role in the global pharmaceutical industry.
By Dr Tom Brzustowski
Since 1997, the Government of Canada has been investing in university research in science and engineering to help put Canadian R&D on track to catch up with the leaders of the industrialized world.
The Importance of Basic Research
By Mike Lazaridis
What is the purpose of a university? Most people believe that a university exists to educate and to perform research. But it has a higher role, a sacred trust, to pass down all the knowledge that we’ve accumulated to the next generation, while developing new knowledge in the process.
Innovation and Capital (Part Two)
By John Shepherd
The fusion of technological innovation and private capital is the key to productivity growth and to the success of the National Innovation Strategy.
National Innovation Strategy, Part One
By John Shepherd
“In themselves inventions are passive … waiting for a sufficient store of force to have accumulated to set them working. That store must always take the shape of money, not hoarded, but in motion.