11 January 2013

Ontario moving forward on innovation vouchers

The Ontario government yesterday announced that they are implementing two key recommendations from the Jobs and Prosperity Report. The Global Exporter Forums is a positive step toward realizing export markets for Ontario firms, and an excellent link to the concept of how innovation intermediaries like polytechnics and universities can leverage our education partnerships for soft landings in international markets. The Commercialization and Innovation Voucher follows the success of programs in Alberta and Nova Scotia, and is a key recommendation of the Jenkins Panel and Polytechnics Canada as well. These are both good steps forward in reorienting Ontario firms toward innovation.

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