Topic: Canada's superclusters

Ocean Supercluster embarks on aquaculture data project in effort to ramp up ocean economy

The Ocean Supercluster is participating in a nearly $27-million data analytics project led by Norway-based Grieg Seafood, an international salmon producer, alongside partners Innovasea, SubC Imaging, AKVA Group and High-Tech Communications. Kendra MacDonald, CEO of the Ocean Supercluster, says Canada’s coastlines have long been underutilized compared to other countries.

For effective innovation, don’t skimp on storytelling

In this era of rapid change and economic upheaval, Canada’s leading STI organizations must balance an array of complex and urgent priorities. It’s easy to let communication take a back seat, but storytelling is essential to the success of any innovation endeavor.

General business support programs don’t work. Instead, focus on competitive tax policies, manufacturing institutes, and opportunity zones: Policy paper

The Ontario government spends approximately $5 billion a year on business support programs, many of which don’t stand up to cost-benefit analysis, according to Jamison Steeve and Sean Speer in a new paper published by Ontario 360, a public policy research group housed at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy.