Innovation & Technology

The Conference Board of Canada facilitates innovation-from inspiration to implementation-through impactful peer-to-peer learning and research. Our goal is to increase Canada’s global competitiveness by improving private and public sector innovation performance and technology creation and adoption. We achieve this by fostering Canada's innovation ecosystem and studying the impact of technology on society.

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Recent Reports

Lessons from Hurricane Harvey: Shoring up the emergency management cycle

In August 2017, Hurricane Harvey made landfall in southern Texas, ravaging Houston and the surrounding area. Over four days, 33 trillion gallons of rain fell. Some areas experienced significant flooding as waterways and reservoirs were overwhelmed. The structure of this briefing reflects that of the emergency management cycle.

Report

Innovation Culture and Brand

A strong culture of innovation can energize and enable a company's innovation performance. In turn…

Report—12 pages

Driving Knowledge Management for Innovation

This briefing explores ways knowledge management can drive innovation within firms.

Report—32 pages








Emerging Technologies and Strategies

Three key takeaways from the event are that emerging technologies and strategies will have a far…

Report—36 pages

Blockchain (BC) Improving Government Digital Services

Further adoption of BC will require a demonstration of the technology’s capabilities and…

Report—22 pages

Rethinking Innovation Spending

First things first: companies need to know how much they spend on innovation before they can…

Report—21 pages



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Upcoming events

Nordic Innovation Study Tour

The 2020 Nordic Innovation Study Tour is a chance for senior Canadian executives to learn about the innovation ecosystems of Denmark and Norway. By joining us on this study tour, you will engage in a unique and dynamic forum for examining groundbreaking developments in innovation.

Tour
April 20–24 | Denmark and Norway