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University of British Columbia

Submission — University of British Columbia

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Submitter(s): de Jager, Adriaan

Summary: As one of Canada's leading research institutions and a recognized leader in translating this research to the marketplace, the University of British Columbia (UBC) welcomes the opportunity to contribute to this much needed dialogue on our national innovation ecosystem. Three themes dominate this submission. First, talent is the fundamental driver of innovation. We encourage all partners fostering the innovation ecosystem industry, government and teaching and research institutions to cultivate this talent and encourage greater mobility amongst partners. Second, we strongly believe that closer cooperation among the partners is essential. Forging strategic partnerships is crucial to Canada's ability to sustaining our prosperity and ensuring Canadian competitiveness internationally. Lastly, it is our belief that government, indeed all Canadian decision makers, should be guided by one principle when allocating funding to foster innovation: support excellence.

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