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Submission — Centres of Excellence in British Columbia

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Submitter(s): Goldowitz, Dan

Summary: Improving Canadian success through innovation involves four interconnected elements: supporting a culture that values innovation, organizing institutions to better participate in the process, finding ways in which government programs can connect these institutions, and focusing how innovation dollars are best invested. Recommendations arising from these discussions include the creation of a single dedicated entity to oversee easy access to innovation investment and to deliver three new programs that provide funding for innovation i_ based companies in Canada, enhance connectivity between organizations, and support greater coLtraining and collaboration between highly qualified personnel in academia and industry. The need was also seen for Canada to identify and focus resources on sectors in which it has demonstrated strength and excellence, and support international activities.

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