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University of Alberta

Submission — University of Alberta

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Submitter(s): Samarasekera, Indira

Summary: Sustaining and improving Canada's competitiveness in the global context increasingly relies upon our ability to create and promote new ideas. However, there are elements in Canada's innovation ecosystem that are compromising our economic growth and productivity which, in turn, are putting our prospects for continued quality of life at risk. In this submission, the University of Alberta recommends several measures to improve the current situation, including restructuring current federal R&D funding models and programs. The recommendations proposed by the University of Alberta are aimed at enhancing opportunities for solution-driven research while protecting resources for discovery research, promoting knowledge circulation within the innovation ecosystem, encouraging commercialization of knowledge and increasing the movement of talent between industry anduniversities.

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