Ontario Centre for Engineering and Public Policy

Ontario Centre for Engineering and Public Policy

April 03, 2012 09:00 ET

Media Advisory: What's Wrong With Innovation in Canada?

April 4, 2012 (noon to 2 p.m.), Hart House, University of Toronto

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 3, 2012) - Despite a strong reputation as an innovative country and spending billions on research and development, Canada is losing ground as a global competitor. Sorin Cohn, an engineer, executive and entrepreneur with 35 years of international experience, will get to the heart of Canada's prosperity dilemma. Presenting key findings from a major pan-Canadian study, Mr. Cohn will explore the role of commercialization and how it can take ideas from the drawing board and transform them into tangible, successful goods and services. The seminar, titled Narrowing the commercialization gap, is part of the Policy Engagement Series presented by the Ontario Centre for Engineering and Public Policy. The seminar will be held in the East Common Room.

About the Ontario Centre for Engineering and Public Policy

The Ontario Centre for Engineering and Public Policy (OCEPP), the first institute of its kind in Canada, is committed to encouraging Ontario's more than 80,000 professional engineers and engineering interns to become more involved in public policy formation and review. The centre focuses on issues including engineering licensure and regulation, smart infrastructure, tomorrow's energy solutions, and healthy communities. OCEPP was founded by Professional Engineers Ontario in June 2008.

Contact Information

  • Ontario Centre for Engineering and Public Policy
    Catherine Shearer-Kudel
    Program Manager
    416-224-1100, ext. 1204
    cshearerkudel@ocepp.ca