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British Columbia Institute of Technology

Submission — British Columbia Institute of Technology

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Submitter(s): Dotto, Kim

Summary: R&D funding in Canada needs to be refocused on supporting the needs of business and the needs of academia with the focus on innovative small, medium or large enterprises which can quickly react to a global marketplace. Emphasis must be made on access to funding by those that can best utilize it for economic gain while supporting long term investment in intellectual property. Support for continuing education, advancing the state-of-practice and upgrading the skills within our highly trained technical and business workforce is critical. Funding for R&D should be allocated on the basis of what can be done, not who is performing the research and validated by a wider audience than currently participates in the granting of research and development funding in Canada.

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