One Million Acts of Innovation

One Million Acts of Innovation

January 14, 2011 11:19 ET

National Movement Aims to Narrow Canada's Innovation Gap

One Million Acts of Innovation Sparks Change Through Dialogue and Collaboration: Next Meeting on January 19, 2011

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 14, 2011) - While it's no secret that Canada's global reputation for innovation has dulled over the last decade, there is much that Canadian business leaders and academics can do to regain the luster, say the co-founders of One Million Acts of Innovation - a national movement formed to revitalize the country's spirit of innovation.

"Change happens when individuals can see and hear new ideas that they can relate to their world," says One Million Acts of Innovation co-founder, Taimour Zaman. "Great acts of innovation are actually happening today across Canada; we need to publicize them better to inspire more people to drive change and collectively achieve the tipping point of Canada's full innovation potential."

"We're attempting to create inspiration through open agenda meetings that are driven by the different needs and viewpoints of our participants," says Ted Maulucci, CIO of Tridel and movement co-founder. "It's prime time for Canada to step up to its full innovation capabilities, by acting quickly to implement pragmatic programs that connect individuals across academia, government and private industry."

The mission of One Million Acts of Innovation is to create, record and count one million acts of innovation, by causing a national social movement to improve Canada's global innovation ranking. The movement aims to inspire business, technology, academic, government and community leaders to think differently and innovate collaboratively to create a better future for all Canadians.

The next One Million Acts of Innovation meeting will be on Wednesday, January 19, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., at Miller Thomson – 40 King Street West, Suite 5800. Register by email at onemillionactsofinnovation@access-group.ca or by calling (416) 489-9541.

About One Million Acts of Innovation

One Million Acts of Innovation is a national social movement, started by business leaders and academia, to help counter Canada's negative prosperity indicators and to improve the country's innovation ranking among other developed countries.

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