Daniel Isenberg is the mind behind Scale Up Atlantic Canada, a novel six-month program to teach CEOs and senior managers how to turn their ventures into scaleups. We asked him to unpack some knotty challenges faced by Canada’s emerging scaleup ecosystems.
Topic: growing Canadian scaleups
Canada’s Top 100 corporate R&D-performing companies far exceeded 2017’s outlays, jumping from a 0.07% to a 10.6% increase in R&D spending in 2018. But big R&D champions remain scarce.
Canada’s innovation ecosystem needs major cultural and structural changes to adequately support mid-tier firms with the potential to be global champions.