This plenary session will begin with a presentation by David Watters of Global Advantage and CSPC Board member, on the key roles played by each major stakeholder group (Federal Government, Provincial Governments, Higher Education, Not-for-Profits, Private Sector, Foreign Sector) in Canada’s S&T/Innovation Ecosystem, including the patterns of their activities and performance.
Three questions will be discussed:
1. Why is Canada’s S&T/Innovation system generally performing so poorly?
2. What are the key “risks” of a further deterioration in performance?
3. What are the key “opportunities” to improve performance and how might this be accomplished?