In this live webinar, Paul will:
- Examine the performance of Canada’s provinces relative to 16 international peers on 10 indicators of innovation capacity, activity and results;
- Explore how Canada’s innovation performance has changed over time, relative to international peers and on key indicators;
- Identify and discuss factors that drive, shape and constrain innovation opportunities, policies and business decision-making in Canada and the provinces;
- Highlight how provinces and international peers are pursuing different paths to innovation success and the long-term opportunities and risks that different paths present; and
- Provide recommendations for Canada and the provinces on how to improve their innovation performance and become top-performing jurisdictions.
About How Canada Performs
How Canada Performs, is a multi-year research program designed to help identify relative strengths and weaknesses in Canada’s socio-economic performance. It is an online flagship product that presents data and analysis on Canada’s national, provincial and territorial performance relative to that of 15 peer countries in six performance categories: Economy, Innovation, Environment, Education and Skills, Health, and Society.
Paul Preston is responsible for leading the Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Practice of the Conference Board of Canada. The practice engages senior leaders from across the country to explore and develop pathways that drive maximum value from investments in R&D and innovation, leading to greater commercialization, scale-up, growth, and competitiveness of Canadian organizations. The practice regularly benchmarks and assesses provincial, national, and international innovation ecosystem performance, providing recommendations and policy advice to industry and governments across the country.
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