Innovation in Canada: Pitfalls and Potential
August 8, 2012
The current issue of Policy Options includes an article by this typist on innovation in Canada. The issue, Policy Challenges for 2020, marks the 40th anniversary of the Institute for Research on Public Policy. An abridged version appears in the current issue of The Hill Times.
Among other things, the article expands on a few of the recommendations of the Jenkins Panel that reviewed federal R&D spending in 2010-11. It recaps comments I have made in other contexts regarding the pitfalls in innovation discourse (comments which, I regret to say, bear repeating), and highlights some arguments and policies related to higher education.