Canadian businesses have shown they are ready for a national industrial policy. Canadian governments should be too.
The Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters have released an “electoral platform” outlining an industrial strategy that they hope the next Canadian government will adopt.
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.
Saskatchewan funds an upgrade of a University of Saskatchewan centre to work with deadly diseases, Vancouver Shipyards begins construction of an ocean vessel to study the impact of climate change, Canadian Institutes of Health Research release a long-awaited plan for the next decade, and more.
The British Columbia-based Digital Technology Supercluster is on track to launch its initial collaborative public-private sector projects in October, says chief executive Sue Paish, who expects the initiative will change how the world sees Canada.
Business in-house R&D spending totalled $16 billion in 2013, $700 million lower than pre-recession levels in 2007 as increases by resources-based firms failed to offset major declines in R&D outlays by Ontario-based manufacturers, according to a new report from Statistics Canada.