Tag Archives: NRC

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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The recruitment and retention of a good board of directors can be formidable tasks in any company, particularly in a high technology company where a knowledge of the technology as well as an

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Most companies make extensive use of technology in the delivery of their products and services, regardless of the technology intensity of those products and services Many companies develop technology of their

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We are concerned that the productivity debate could become counterproductive just as the R&D debate has. The problem with the R&D debate is that our politicians are scolding Canadian industry for not

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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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Our experience is that assessing the economic impact of new or proposed projects is taking on even greater importance as both public and private sources of capital become increasing difficult to obtain.

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Most publicly-funded research and development (R&D) institutions in Canada are under considerable pressure from their funding authorities to demonstrate and quantify the economic benefits that resulted

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By whatever standard one wishes to apply to commercialization in publicly funded laboratories, the Communications Research Centre has always rated very highly. The reasons for that go back to the

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Anyone who is involved in high technology in Canada would have to agree that the country has a very strong R&D lobby. Politicians and policy makers are bombarded with messages from both industry

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An important element in conducting impact analysis is “opportunity costs”. What could otherwise be done with the investment or funding? 

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