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Unleashing productivity growth through open science innovation

By E. Richard Gold and Andrew Medeiros      

Open science partnerships are breaking the traditional pathways of research and development. While not a panacea, they pose a unique and exciting made-in-Canada solution to our pressing productivity challenges.

Open science partnerships balance the advantages and disadvantages of the market-based incentives provided by IP in our data-rich, diversity critical, and technologically risky world, write E. Richard Gold and Andrew Medeiros. Image courtesy of Pixabay

Canadian labour productivity is negative this year. As a country, we are producing less, while using more resources. For the first time, the federal government created an innovation strategy aimed at reversing this. While its effects have yet to reach the economy, the strategy still remains tentative. We need to do more: develop innovative approaches to spurring innovation. A made-in-Canada solution—open science partnerships–offers the most exciting way forward

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