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Submission — CARIS Ltd.

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Submitter(s): Masry, Mark

Summary: In the main, the suite of R&D-related federal grant programs and R&D tax credits offers significant benefits to SME firms that perform R&D, but these programs by themselves cannot correct the gap in BERD intensity between Canada and other countries. Canada suffers from a relatively small talent pool as well as from the relative lack of world-class research institutions arpund which sustainable R&D activities often begin. Government could improve the situation by developing a long-term strategy to improve our research capabilities and attract world-class faculty and students to Canadian universities in a bid to build an infrastructure that would support commercial R&D and attract a larger talent pool. Providing SME firms with assistance on Intellectual Property issues may also be beneficial.

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