Getting CARPA right to deliver transformational innovation
Regardless of the area of focus, CARPA needs to start small with minimal bureaucracy, be staffed with people who have industry and/or academic experience, and be an independent structure for creativity and nimbleness.
Innovation Minister François-Philippe Champagne is pictured at the National Press Theatre on Feb. 6, 2020. There is no silver bullet that will propel Canada to the forefront of technology and innovation-driven economies. Rather it is a combination of programs, people, and policies that create and expand the ecosystem and provide incentives, opportunities and the ability to scale and compete globally, writes Elizabeth Cannon. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade