Adam Holbrook

Associate Director and Adjunct Professor
Centre for Policy Research on Science and Technology, Simon Fraser University

Adam Holbrook is an adjunct professor and Associate Director of the Centre for Policy Research on Science and Technology (CPROST), at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, BC. He was trained as a physicist and electrical engineer, and is a registered professional engineer in BC. He started his career as a satellite engineer at Telesat, after which he spent over twenty years in the federal public service in several S&T policy positions. At CPROST his research, consulting and teaching activities centre on the analysis and impact of science, technology and innovation in both the public sector and private sector, and knowledge transfer out of the university sector both in Canada and abroad. His current research interests include the digital industries of Canada, through the Creating Digital Opportunities network and measuring the innovativeness and entrepreneurial attitudes of Canadians, as compared to the rest of the world, through the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor.