What’s missing in our innovation agenda?
The reality is that Canada's productivity and innovation challenge runs deep and broad, and the keys to its solution lie in many hands, not just government support programs or agencies. Here’s hoping the proposed Canada Innovation Corporation avoids the pitfalls of some well-meaning previous efforts and is focused on improving the innovation environment not on sprinkling lots of small grants to many firms.
What we need is a clearer ‘frame’ for the Canadian innovation ecosystem. We are too program-orientated rather than training a lens on the enabling environments for innovation, write Kevin Lynch and Paul Deegan. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade