More public sector support is needed to help Canadian companies generate and protect valuable intellectual property, because businesses are failing to exploit their IP and reap the economic benefits for Canadians, Daniel Katz, lead research analyst at Global Advantage Consulting Group, and Natalie Raffoul, managing partner of Brion Raffoul LLP, say in an op-ed.
Topic: intellectual property
Jim Hinton is a patent lawyer based in Kitchener-Waterloo and the co-founder of the Innovation Asset Collective (IAC), which launched this year with $30 million in federal funding. Research Money spoke to Hinton about the challenges facing tech developers, researchers and policymakers surrounding IP.
A new biomanufacturing partnership will boost Canada’s manufacturing capacity, projecting pandemic-induced revenue loss for Canada’s universities, IPIC makes pre-budget recommendations, and more.
The federal government has released a list of guidelines for universities and research institutions as the result of a working group convened earlier this summer.
The Innovation Asset Collective, Canada’s first patent collective, more than doubled its membership in its first six months and has awarded two rounds of grants to its member companies to help them own, access and use intellectual property.
Québec’s Chief Scientist, Rémi Quirion, heads the INGSA international network, Ottawa moves to accelerate innovation in Canadian mining, and more.
Minister Champagne announces construction of NRC’s vaccine plant in Montreal is complete, Concordia gets go-ahead for a new school of interdisciplinary health, NISC receives quantum research funding to improve online communication security, and more.
In a recent report for the Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship, Sheldon Levy, special advisor to the federal minister of small business and export promotion, argued that government should identify and support select firms with high potential to become global competitors. “There are many countries that have to pick their laneway and can’t be the best at everything all the time,” Levy told Research Money.
To recognize the annual United Nations World Oceans Day (June 8) and its theme “One Ocean, One Climate, One Future – Together,” Research Money spoke with Kendra MacDonald, CEO of Canada’s Ocean Supercluster, about the opportunities and challenges in growing the country’s ocean economy and the Ocean Supercluster’s activities.
Nearly $3.4 billion in federal spending through the Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF) during the last three years has failed to improve Canada’s “disastrous” innovation performance and productivity, say some innovation and policy experts. An analysis by Research Money of SIF data shows that Ontario, Quebec and foreign-based firms have received the lion’s share of SIF funding.