10 September 2007

The Innovation Chain

“If you have a new, innovative technology that helps address climate change
or promotes cleaner water, land and air, we want to hear from you!” This
is the word coming today from Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC),
as it announced it is accepting Statements of Interest (SOI) for its twelfth
round of funding. The closing date for submissions is October 24, 2007.
I read with interest their overview of The Innovation Chain, including this more detailed look at the role of basic and applied research. Note the role played by SDTC funding in addressing the pre-commercial gap in the Technology Development and Demonstration phase(s) of research (see image from their website).

While the point here is that this gap is more severe in the development of sustainable technologies, it applies in equal measure to the research value chain.

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