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Nov 25

Reviewing the Innovation Superclusters Initiative: Success or Failure?

Webinar with Dr. Catherine Beaudry, Daniel Herman and John Knubley

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The Innovation Superclusters Initiative was introduced by the federal government in its 2017 budget with the purpose of creating 50,000 jobs across Canada, accelerating innovation, and increasing GDP by $50 billion over the next 10 years. A PBO report released last year indicated that the superclusters were missing both the job creation and GDP growth targets. The C.D. Howe Institute invites you to join us on Thursday, November 25 to hear an expert panel discuss the superclusters’ successes and challenges, as well as what Canada needs to do to better support an innovation economy.

C.D. Howe Institute events and webinars are open to members and their guests.

Please contact Tammy Trepanier, Senior Event Planner, to register: ttrepanier@cdhowe.org.

Dr. Catherine Beaudry, Professor of Economics of Innovation and Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Creation, Development and Commercialization of Innovation, Polytechnique Montréal


Daniel Herman, Special Advisor, Intellectual Property Procurement, Ontario Ministry of Colleges and Universities


John Knubley, Former Deputy Minister, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

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