RE$EARCH MONEY: Breaking Through Status Quo: Scaling Canada’s Innovation Game

Tuesday, April 10 - 2018
Ottawa - 2 Day Event

A number of challenge areas keep coming up in studies of Canada’s innovation ecosystem. Instead of repeating the difficulties the 17th Annual RE$EARCH MONEY conference Breaking Through the Status Quo: Scaling Canada’s Innovation Game will shed a spotlight on innovators who are breaking new ground and overcoming old habits of thinking. From these exemplars, we will review policy implications and how we can generate more success at scale.

The conference will cover the key discussions dominating the innovation landscape today, including Canada’s supercluster initiative, the issue of government procurement, and BDC’s new Venture Capital Catalyst Initiative. Learn how Canadian firms are working with educational institutions and other innovation intermediaries to prepare and fully utilize our talent, hear from our chief scientists on the future of innovation policy, listen to experts discuss the latest ways industry and academia are working together, and much more. You can find more details along with the preliminary program on our website. Confirmed speakers include:

  • Gail Bowkett (Director of Policy, Mitacs)
  • Neal Hill (VP, Market Development – BDC Capital)
  • Mona Nemer (Chief Science Advisor)
  • Rémi Quirion (Chief Scientist, Québec)
  • Molly Shoichet (Chief Scientist, Ontario)
  • Ian Stewart (President, National Research Council)
  • Brian Veitch (Husky Energy Industrial Research Chair in Safety at Sea, Memorial University)

Join the conversation on April 10-11, 2018 at the RE$EARCH MONEY conference in Ottawa. The conference is an intimate gathering of 150+ innovation experts, including high-profile speakers from the business, finance, policymaking and academic spheres. Together we’ll glean insights from people and institutions who have successfully challenged the status quo to generate wealth, value and social benefits from knowledge.

Don’t miss Canada’s premier innovation policy conference. Learn more and register here, or email Rebecca Melville ( for more information. Use our partner code AP2018 for a $50 discount.

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