The disconnect between Canada’s notable achievements in scientific research and its lacklustre performance in innovation is often described as a paradox. The objective of this research program is to improve our understanding of the innovation process in the Canadian economy from a demand-pull, firm-centred perspective and the policy implications. The main contribution of this program is its focus on the demand for innovation and the role of government in facilitating this demand. This research program is directed by France St-Hilaire.
The current research agenda focuses on the following themes:
Work in progress