More than a “hewer of wood and drawer of water,” Canada’s economy is actually more complex than Australia and some other countries based on their mix of exports, says columnist Peter Josty.
Person: Peter Josty
The new Canada Innovation and Investment Agency faces daunting challenges and will need political autonomy, be free to take risks in picking companies and sectors for funding, and have strong private sector support to succeed in increasing business R&D investment and innovation, say innovation and policy experts.
The west needs a stronger innovation culture
By Peter Josty
The First Banff Innovation Summit concluded on 1 October 2006. The Summit was called in order to define creative approaches and new principles for addressing the problem of how to ensure a prosperous future for western Canada in an increasingly competitive and rapidly globalizing research and innovation system.