Toward Stronger Innovation Systems

March 6, 2015
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Distinguished higher education leaders from Canada, Germany and Israel came together at the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada’s Optimizing Canada’s innovation system: Perspectives from abroad policy dialogue in October 2014 to explore national policies in science, technology and innovation. There was consensus among participants that the core elements of a successful innovation system include:

  • Strong support for basic research;
  • The involvement of students as researchers, innovators and entrepreneurs;
  • Support for creativity and risk-taking in research;
  • Multidisciplinary collaboration; and
  • Strong university-industry ties.

Learn more on the issues discussed by the speakers during the policy dialogue event.

Tagged:  Research and innovation

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