Innovation and Skills Plan: Evolution
Join John Knubley, Deputy Minister, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada, to hear about the evolution of the federal government’s Innovation and Skills Plan. With investments over four federal Budgets, the Innovation and Skills Plan builds on Canada’s innovation strengths and gaps along the innovation continuum – from people and skills and science, through building innovation ecosystems, to exporting and scaling up globally competitive companies across all sectors of the economy.
John Knubley, Deputy Minister, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
John Knubley has been Deputy Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development since September 2012. In his role, he promotes strong regulatory and market place frameworks for Canada; supports innovation in the economy to address competitiveness and productivity challenges; and works with business generally, especially small business to help address their challenges.
He has been a longstanding public servant with experience in over eight departments, including the Privy Council Office, Agriculture and Agrifood Canada, Transport and Infrastructure Canada, Natural Resources Canada as well as the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency.
John is married and has three children and lives in Ottawa. He has degrees in politics and economics from Yale, Oxford, Harvard and Nice universities.