Media Report: Canada Practically Writes the Book on Innovation. So Why Can’t We Execute on Our Expertise?

October 5, 2012 at 12:51 pm Leave a comment

 Canada only holds 1.7% of the world’s patents. But within Canada, information and communications technology accounts for 44% of patents.

The first State of Science and Technology report in six years has been released by the Council of Canadian Academies. It recently suggested that information communications technology is Canada’s biggest hope for the tech industry to prosper and grow in. Other five outlined industries include clinical medicine and the related field of biotechnology (to our estimation). Clinical medicine leads the way in the amount of research devotion by more than double of ICT.

Emerging areas according to keywords in an innovative bibliometric analysis of Canadian research clusters have been identified. Rapidly emerging research clusters include wireless and networking, information processing and computation, nanotechnologies, and digital media technologies. The report expects that Canada will eventually become a global leader in digital media. But it comes after the Conference Board of Canada noted that our nation was slammed downward in innovation rankings on a global competitiveness scale.

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