Canada’s knowledge-based economy relies on collaboration more than ever – collaboration is required not only to create new knowledge but also to transform this knowledge into products and services that create socio-economic benefits for all Canadians. One of the key issues identified in the Canadian innovation system is the slow pace of knowledge mobilization from “campus to commerce”.
In light of new policy direction from the Government of Canada, as highlighted in Digital Canada 150 framework and Government’s Open Data initiative, this panel will bring together experts with unique perspectives on how Canada can incentivize sharing and collaboration among various stakeholders in the innovation ecosystem while leverage existing resources.
The panelists will also describe how their unique partnerships are flourishing and driving tangible benefits for both public and private sector partners. They will discuss how they have taken advantage of new opportunities to add value to their stakeholder communities, and how these partnerships may be replicated and expanded.