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How can governments encourage innovation?

Dr. David W. Strangway

Subject: How can governments encourage innovation?

The Government of Canada has established an Innovation Fund to support innovation in universities, colleges and hospitals by funding
infrastructures. Infrastructure is defined as equipment, specimens, scientific collections, computer software, information databases, communication linkages, and other intangible properties used or to be used primarily for carrying on research, including housing and installations essential for the use and servicing of those things. Dr. David W. Strangway, the Innovation Fund?s President and CEO, will discuss his perspective on government strategies for encouraging innovation.

For related information on the Australian situation go to
http://www.csiro.au/page.asp?type=mediaRelease&id=Change

Date: Thursday March 23, 2000

Location: Mama Theresa’s Restaurant, 300 Somerset West, Ottawa, 236-3023

Time:5:30 to 9:00pm

Cost: Cost: $10 for expenses, plus dinner
For more information and RSVP by Monday, March 20th to:
Eleanor Glor, ph. 1-613-954-8575; email: Glor.Eleanor@ic.gc.ca

The Innovation Salon schedule is posted on Internet under Salon in the
Innovation Journal at: http://www.innovation.cc

Updated January 24, 2001