Government of Canada

Government of Canada

February 15, 2013 13:44 ET

Media Advisory: NSERC to Launch Interim Report on its Strategy for Partnerships and Innovation

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 15, 2013) - On Tuesday, February 19, 2013 the Conference Board of Canada will hold its Business Innovation Summit 2013: Innovation for the Corporation.

Dr. Suzanne Fortier, President of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council will release the three-year report on the Strategy for Partnership and Innovation (SPI). This ground-breaking initiative has resulted in a 60 per cent increase in the number of Canadian businesses partnering with research institutions to support R&D and innovation, grow revenues, expand markets for new products, create jobs and help research students acquire the skills businesses value.

Dr. Fortier is available for interview (in both French and English) to both Science and Business reporters on February 19, 2013 from:

11:00am to 12:30pm


12:50 to 2:30pm

Location: Fairmont Royal York Hotel, 100 Front Street West, Toronto, Ontario

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