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Xerox Canada & Xerox Research Centre of Canada

Submission — Xerox Canada & Xerox Research Centre of Canada

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Submitter(s): Onuoha, Emechete

Summary: Innovation is a critical success factor for Canada's economic resilience and long-term sustainable development. Strategic investments in applied research and commercialization are critical success factors for Innovation. Innovation is the difference between good ideas and great outcomes. More than three decades ago Xerox began making strategic investments in Canada's knowledge infrastructure by establishing a leading research centre in Canada. Today Xerox Corporation is the only multinational business process and document management company in the world conducting value-added, advanced materials research in Canada. As a leading information technology company and one of the "Top 100 R&D Spenders in Canada", Xerox continues to attract talent to Canada from around the world. Given its inviting socio-economic framework and highly reputable post-secondary institutions with internationally recognized competencies in materials science, physics, chemistry, engineering and related research, we see Canada as a natural platform for innovative scientific collaboration. The highly successful, Xerox initiated public-private nanotechnology research partnership between the Xerox Research Centre of Canada (XRCC) and the National Research Council of Canada's Institute for Nanotechnology demonstrates the capacity of applied research to advance the frontier of human achievement and knowledge creation well beyond enterprise specific economic benefits. The partnership is a model of "open innovation" stemming from the world's first successfully commercialized nanotechnology enabled product for the printing industry invented in Canada at the XRCC. In addition to funding research intensive universities across Canada, Xerox continues to leverage the Canadian advantage through the global materials mandate assigned to the XRCC, which generates well over 150 patentable ideas per year. As a result, materials invented in Canada at the XRCC are present in every digital output product Xerox offers worldwide. The success of the XRCC has helped establish Xerox Canada as one of the single highest performing operating entities in the world for Xerox Corporation (which operates in over 160 countries). Clearly Canada creates value through R&D enabled innovation but together we can do much more.

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