Tara Vinodrai

Research Fellow, Innovation Policy Lab
Associate Professor, University of Waterloo




Dr. Tara Vinodrai is Director of the Master of Urban Innovation program and Associate Professor in the Institute for Management and Innovation at the University of Toronto. She holds a graduate appointment to the Department of Geography and Planning and is a Senior Associate at the Innovation Policy Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy. Her research focuses on the dynamics of innovation, economic development, labour markets and technological change in cities. Her most recent work explores the relationships between housing affordability and economic development; clusters and innovation ecosystems; mechanisms for achieving inclusive innovation and economic development across generational and spatial divides; and the impact, adoption and use of disruptive technologies in emerging and traditional sectors. She has provided advice to both large cities and smaller communities and all levels of government related to innovation, economic development and regional competitiveness.

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