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Superclusters in Canada

Superclusters in CanadaCanada is in a global innovation race. The nation is competing with countries around the world for the most talented people, the newest technologies, and the fastest-growing companies. As part of the Innovation and Skills Plan—an agenda to spark growth and help Canada realize its potential as a global leader in innovation—we intend to accelerate business-led innovation superclusters to deliver real results for Canadians.Clusters are dense area of business activity containing a critical mass of large and small companies, post-secondary and other research institutions. They energize the economy and act as engines of growth.Superclusters build on the advantages of a cluster. Comparatively, these innovation hotbeds have stronger connections, a long-term competitive advantage, global brand recognition, and an outsized […]

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The Government of Canada publishes a first report of the Canada 2020 Innovation Project

ABOUT THE CANADA 2020 INNOVATION PROJECTWe know that to be competitive, Canada must innovate more — or risk being left behind. With this in mind, Canada 2020 launched its Innovation Project, devoted to studying and discussing Canada’s innovation agenda — the risks, the opportunities, and key factors involved in making Canada a more innovative nation.We launched Phase 1 of this project in June 2016, with our ‘Being Innovative’ event. We also convened a large team of Canadian policy makers, business and community leaders and innovators to examine how to make Canada a global leader in innovation.From these events, we developed an outline for the Canada 2020 Innovation Project: a plan to define and promote innovation in Canada through research, roundtable […]

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