What would happen with an innovation policy that acted as if results mattered? Maybe some innovation.
The House of Commons Standing Committee on Science and Research had a lot to say about what was wrong with the country’s approach to research. The Minister of Innovation, Science, and Industry responded accordingly.
Failures of innovation are no less revealing than successes, as a unique museum demonstrates in an informative and amusing way.
Innovation is often seen as a process of moving from abstract discovery to marketable product. But it really comes down to customers — who they are, what they want, and what you can do for them.
The SR&ED on-line application form does not remember you from last year. For the Council of Canadian Innovators, that is among the least of the improvements this program needs.
A new book considers both the provincial and federal perspective on Canada’s perennially poor innovation record.
The sale of Sierra Wireless to American interests is a reminder that Canada needs to mount a more effective means of supporting this country’s most successful up-and-coming firms, if we expect them to stay in this country.
Simon Fraser University, in collaboration with the research organization Mitacs, is mounting a concerted effort to provide students across the campus with access to courses and services to help them develop an entrepreneurial outlook on their work. Elicia Maine, who recently became a special advisor to the university’s VP Research and International, says these extensive efforts will benefit these students in their career paths as well as enhancing the talent available for Canada’s innovation ecosystem.
The B.C. Tech Association is calling for the provincial government to provide more technology investment as natural resources become less important to the province’s economy.
As 2021 draws to a close, we offer a compendium of key developments in Canada’s innovation ecosystem from the past twelve months.