Canada must rationalize its innovation programs and provide its research, development and innovation ecosystem with coherent direction as part of a plan for long-term economic growth, Dr. Camille Boulet, PhD, and Ömer Kaya at Global Advantage Consulting Group, say in an op-ed piece.
Topic: Economic Strategy Tables
More than 130 leading entrepreneurs want the federal government to end what they call a “patchwork” approach to innovation.
The Global Institute for Food Security is providing $675,000 to the University of Saskatchewan for interdisciplinary social science research aimed at accelerating innovation-to-commercialization in Canada’s agri-food sector. The research will look at why some innovative technologies don’t get implemented and used, and how to improve social acceptance of new technologies.
Ottawa should admit it has an innovation performance problem and adopt solutions that include industrial sector strategies, innovation targets and an innovation strategy that is an export strategy.
The timeline is “aggressive but doable” for the federal government to implement changes recommended in a new report.
Government needs smarter policies and regulations, not more R&D incentive programs, to support innovation, say business and innovator organizations.
ISED announced $28 million to help Canadian packaged-meats producer Maple Leaf Foods build a new $744-million poultry facility in London, Ontario.
Last year’s Barton panel report on the agri-food sector continues to resonate with additional consultation and analysis of its recommended policies and actions aimed at sustainably boosting exports to $75 billion by 2025.
The Canadian Agri-food Policy Institute (CAPI) launched a series of workshops to determine what specific actions are required to achieve the sector’s export objectives with a subsequent report – Barton Forward: Optimizing Growth in the Canadian Agri-Food Sector – posing and answering four key questions:
The potential payoff of the Liberal government’s bold initiative for tapping industry expertise to provide input on six key tech sectors will be known soon as the six Economic Strategy Tables (EST) prepare their final reports for submission.
The federal government has appointed the chairs of four of the six Economic Strategy Tables that were announced in the last federal Budget as part of its new Innovation and Skills Plan. The industry leaders represent six high-growth sectors singled out by the government as having the best prospects for achieving innovative economic growth and…