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Canada’s Innovation Imperative

Canada’s Innovation Imperative

November 9, 2020

Innovation contributes to regional and national prosperity and is a well-established economic concept. To succeed in building capacity and strength in this technical realm, government policies must be deliberate, systematic and rooted in expertise. Data shows that Canada missed the shift from the tangible to intangible economy. Moving forward, how can we make sure Canada builds competitive advantage through policy that leverages innovation for tomorrow’s economy?


Jim Balsillie
Retired Chairman and Co-CEO of RIM, Chair of the Council of Canadian Innovators

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

Meagan Simpson
Associate Editor for BetaKit