Toward Stronger Innovation Systems

March 6, 2015
Illustration of circles and spokes.

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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