Exploring Canada’s Innovation Character: Benchmarking Against Global Best
The Conference Board of Canada, 57 pages,
September 30, 2004
This report presents a framework for understanding innovation, an evaluation of Canada's performance and suggestions for future actions. It uses 17 benchmarks to assess Canada against 10 other countries.
Canadian organizations know that innovation is important to the future of our country. Yet greater understanding is required of the fundamentals of innovation and how it affects us. Exploring Canada’s Innovation Character: Benchmarking Against Global Best presents a framework for understanding innovation and an evaluation of Canada's performance against 10 other countries. The report provides details on how we measure up in 17 benchmarks, in the areas of Knowledge Performance, Skills Performance, Innovation Environment and Community-Based Innovation. The report points to elements that contribute to Canada's unique innovation character, including a predisposition to collaborate and share knowledge, a good skills foundation, a highly qualified workforce and attractiveness to immigrants.