The Economic Club of Canada

The Economic Club of Canada

September 30, 2013 15:00 ET

The Council of Canadian Academies Releases Paradox Lost: Explaining Canada's Research Strength and Innovation Weakness at the Economic Club of Canada

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 30, 2013) - Join us for the official release of the Council of Canadian Academies' report, Paradox Lost: Explaining Canada's Research Strength and Innovation Weakness.

To date the Council has produced seven assessments that examine aspects of Canada's performance in science and technology and innovation. The findings are paradoxical - Canadian academic research is strong and well regarded, yet business innovation in Canada is weak by comparison.

Drawing upon the insights from past council assessments, Paradox Lost examines the complex ways in which research leads to innovation, and the factors that motivate Canadian business strategy. This report attempts to explain the paradox and identifies four megatrends that will pose challenges for Canadian businesses in the years to come.

The report was led by a three-member expert advisory group comprised of Marcel Côté, Founding Partner of SECOR Inc.; Bob Fessenden, Fellow of the Institute for Public Economics; and Peter Nicholson, former President of the Council of Canadian Academies.

Please join Elizabeth Dowdeswell, President and CEO of the Council of Canadian Academies, and Peter Nicholson for the official launch and briefing of Paradox Lost. Participants will also receive a hard copy of this highly anticipated report.

WHO: Peter Nicholson, O.C.
Former President and CEO
Council of Canadian Academies
WHAT: Address to the Economic Club of Canada
"Council of Canadian Academies Former President and CEO to address The Economic Club"
DATE: Tuesday, October 1st, 2013
TIME: 7:30am-9:30am
WHERE: The Fairmont Château Laurier
1 Rideau Street, Ottawa

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