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Valuing and Building Knowledge Networks: Leveraging Canada's Intellectual Capital for Innovation Productivity

by Jack Smith

Subject:Valuing and Building Knowledge Networks: Leveraging Canada's Intellectual Capital for Innovation Productivity

This presentation will examine how Canada may be able to improve its longer term productivity through more focussed innovation strategies. More specifically, Canada needs to intensify its innovation rates by creating new relationships and knowledge networks to better leverage our intellectual and social capital opportunities and potentials through the creative processes associated with technology foresight, scenario planning, performance metrics and other knowledge management tools which are currently undervalued in the development of Canadian science and innovation policy. In the larger policy context of possible scenarios for the future of Canada as a nation state and for the Canadian innovation community trying to create a knowledge based society, such an approach would represent a more intentional and selective way of seeking flexibility, value and advantageous positioning within the global economy.

Date:Thursday, November 16, 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 to:
Eleanor Glor, ph. 1-613-954-8575; email: Glor.Eleanor@ic.gc.ca

 

Updated January 24, 2001