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September 30, 2016

Fast-Tracking Inclusive Innovation for a Successful Canada | Capitalizing on the Assets of Colleges and Institutes

CICan applauds the launch of the Government of Canada’s Innovation Agenda and the opportunity to provide input on behalf of its members across the country. We welcome the invitation to contribute to the design of a broad, national action plan that will foster a confident nation of innovators, put Canada on the path to long-term economic growth and maintain its status as one of the best places in the world to live. CICan members look forward to playing a central role in both the development and the implementation of this action plan.
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September 29, 2016

Canada’s Fundamental Science Review

Colleges and institutes occupy a significant niche in Canada’s research ecosystem, having capitalized on their community connections and modest federal investments in demand-driven, applied research that responds to the distinct innovation needs of local and regional partners, particularly small and medium enterprises (SMEs). In 2014-15 colleges and institutes worked with over 6000 partners, 86% of them SMEs or micro-enterprises, to improve or develop new products, prototypes, processes and services. Their partnerships include commercialization and knowledge mobilization activities undertaken in collaboration with universities in all research domains.
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