Tag Archives: DT MarketMaker

Marketing is becoming a hot topic, particularly in Canada as we wrestle with the so-called “Commercialization Agenda”. NRC-IRAP has a program for assisting in the preparation of marketing plans,

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Canadian government and post-secondary research costs $14 billion, providing over 4% of world scientific research, but earning us less than 2% of global GDP. This gap stems from S&T policy’s failure to

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Few people will doubt the need for management backing throughout the life of a project. In fact, lack of interest from management can result in issues ranging from a project becoming irrelevant to the goals

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Notwithstanding the difficulties we are going to have in defining and quantifying “the environmental industry”, (those difficulties were discussed in my last blog) it looks like we are going to have one and

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During the past three or four decades, Canadian policy makers at both the federal and provincial levels have tried just about every trick in the book to finance technology companies, particularly those

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A few years ago, a group of hockey enthusiasts from southwestern Ontario embarked on an ambitious campaign to establish an NHL hockey club in their area. A nasty comment that went around at

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In the early eighties, Canada only had one technology cluster of any size, namely the telecommunications cluster that had evolved in the Ottawa area. It was home to firms like Nortel, Mitel, Gandalf,

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One of the challenges facing observers of the high-tech industry is keeping up with the jargon that it generates. Terms like ‘vaporware’, ‘acid rain’ and ‘new economy’ were very much a part of the

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