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

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

Innovation Culture and Brand

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

Report—12 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

The future of work: Digital technologies and Canada’s labour market

Wave after wave of rapid technological change is happening in Canada. Some workers are at high risk of having their jobs automated, and have few opportunities to transition to other occupations—especially without significant retraining. But there is still no consensus on the proportion of jobs that could be fully automated or transformed by technology.

Free Webinar
February 19, 2020

The Technology Shift: Adopting AI and Robotics

This conference sheds light on key emerging technologies, and showcases how Canadian businesses can put them into action. These technologies hold the potential to disrupt business models across major sectors of the Canadian economy. Learn how to assess, adopt and implement technologies, and get ahead of the mainstream.

Conference | May 11, 2020

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.

April 20–24 | Denmark, Norway and Sweden