The Innovation Journal: The Public Sector Innovation Journal, 7(1), 2002, article 15.


J. Adam Holbrook, P.Eng. (PDF)

Adam Holbrook is an adjunct professor and Associate Director of the Centre for Policy Research on Science and Technology (CPROST), at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, BC. Prof. Holbrook was trained as a physicist and electrical engineer and is a registered professional engineer in the province of Ontario.

After starting his career at Telesat Canada, he joined the federal government of Canada as the program analyst for science and technology (S&T) programs at the Treasury Board Secretariat. He later moved to the Ministry of State for Science and Technology (MOSST), and remained involved in science policy activities for the federal government after MOSST was absorbed into Industry Canada. In 1995 he moved to Simon Fraser University to join CPROST.

At CPROST his research activities have centred on innovation in both the public sector and the private sector. He is the leader of InnoCom, a network of researchers in innovation studies in western Canada, and a member of the management committee of the national Innovation Systems Research Network. He has been a guest editor for Science and Public Policy for special issues on S&T indicators and S&T issues in Latin America. He has published extensively in academic journals and has edited three books on regional innovation systems in Canada.

Internationally he has carried out teaching and consulting activities in S&T and innovation policy for several development agencies including UNESCO, the Organization of American States and the Canadian International Development Agency.


Published August 30 2002

Revised November 2009

Last updated: March 19 2014