17 October 2011

Jenkins Report Released

The Jenkins Report on R&D in Canada is linked here. I'll get to some detailed analysis in due course, but on a read of the Executive Summary there are many good points that will serve Canada's innovation needs well. This includes:
1. The creation of the Industrial Research and Innovation Council - effectively the council for commercialization.
 2. The increase to IRAP and the creation of a national commercialization voucher program
3. The creation of an innovation navigator service - a guide to all federal programs
4. Talent: the inclusion of college graduates in future business innovation talent creation programs, i.e. in NSERC programs for undergraduate internships and faculty scholarships.
5. Procurement: using procurement to help spur SME innovation

The full report is available here. I am looking forward to the discussion on this.

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