Thursday, December 10th, 2020 Inclusive Innovation: COVID and After

Thursday, December 10, 202010:00AM - 11:00AMOnline Event, Online Event


Canada is neither as innovative as it needs to be, nor as egalitarian as it aspires to be. Are the two related? Accumulating evidence suggests that countries with lower inequality tend to be more innovative, while greater innovation generates growth that can be more widely distributed. But how exactly can more inclusive innovation economies be brought about and what are the barriers we face in doing so? In this webinar, panelists from the Innovation Policy Lab, Case Western Reserve University, and YWCA Canada will discuss the importance of inclusive innovation; policies needed to bring it about; opportunities and prospects for doing so in the era of COVID-19; and new initiatives for measuring and tracking progress – including GDP 2.0 and the Innovation Policy Lab’s Inclusive Innovation Monitor.


Dan Breznitz
Co-Director, Innovation Policy Lab, Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy; Co-Director, Program on Innovation, Equity and the Future of Prosperity, CIFAR

Susan Helper
Carlton Professor of Economics at the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University; Co-Director, Program on Innovation, Equity and the Future of Prosperity, CIFAR

Daniel Munro
Senior Fellow, Innovation Policy Lab, Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy; Research Advisor, Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship

Anjum Sultana
National Director of Policy Policy and Communications, YWCA Canada

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