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Are you in need of current information and knowledge to make informed decisions? Turn knowledge into action with our research! We produce a continuing flow of timely and practical research publications on topics such as driving national and provincial innovation performance, corporate innovation performance, and science, technology, and R&D policy.

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Driving Knowledge Management for Innovation

(The Conference Board of Canada, 32 pages, May 2015)
Good knowledge management (KM) and innovation are strongly connected. Drawing on a literature review and interviews with innovative organizations, this briefing identifies and explores KM best practices.

Navigating and Managing Technology-Driven Change: A Guide for Planning and Action

(The Conference Board of Canada, 8 pages)
Technology can improve the performance and productivity of organizations. But many face barriers to selecting, implementing, and using technologies to achieve benefits. This Planning and Action Guide can help.

Navigating and Managing Technology-Driven Change: What It Is and How to Deal With It

(The Conference Board of Canada, 27 pages, March 2015)
This briefing addresses why Canadian firms lag on information and communication technologies (ICT) investment, the consequences for innovation and productivity, and what can be done to stimulate more effective ICT adoption.

Driving Creativity and Commercialization: Innovation by Design

(The Conference Board of Canada, 25 pages, November 2014)
This briefing examines three initiatives—innovation ecosystems, sandboxes, and harnessing the power of big data—implemented by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to create a thriving innovation culture.

Adopting Digital Technologies: The Path for SMEs

(The Conference Board of Canada, 138 pages, February 2014)
This briefing addresses the issue of digital technology adoption for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). It examines lessons learned and identifies best practices for and barriers to adoption.

Leading Innovation for Business Value and Growth

(The Conference Board of Canada, 14 pages, November 2013)
The role of the Chief Information Officer has changed. This briefing examines how CIOs can influence—and drive—innovation in their organizations.


Technology and Innovation Policy Research

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Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy 2018: Emerging Technologies and Strategies,

This report identifies and discusses key takeaways extracted from the Conference Board's Technology and Innovation Policy 2018: Emerging Technologies and Strategies event that was held in Toronto on April 25, 2018.

Report | 36 pages | October 2018 | Darren Gresch | The Conference Board of Canada

Politique sur les sciences, la technologie et l’innovation pour 2018: Les technologies émergentes et les stratégies connexes

Ce rapport présente les principales réflexions issues de la réunion sur Les technologies émergentes et les stratégies connexes qui a eu lieu à Toronto le 25 avril 2018.

Cette publication comprend un résumé en français, suivi d’une version anglaise du rapport intégral.

Rapport | 40 pages | October 2018 | Darren Gresch | Le Conference Board du Canada

Balancing Effectiveness and Efficiency: Driving Value-Based Health Care Through Clinician Engagement

This report describes several foundational components of clinician engagement with the intention of helping various stakeholders improve the effectiveness and efficiency of their organizations’ clinician engagement processes.

Report | 56 pages | September 2018 | Darren Gresch, Ayah Nayfeh | The Conference Board of Canada

Trouver un équilibre entre efficacité et efficience: Des soins basés sur la valeur avec l’engagement des cliniciens

Le présent rapport décrit plusieurs composantes essentielles du processus d’engagement des cliniciens afin d’aider divers intervenants à rendre ce processus plus efficace et efficient dans leur organisation.

Cette publication comprend un résumé en français, suivi d’une version anglaise du rapport intégral.

Report | 62 pages | September 2018 | Darren Gresch, Ayah Nayfeh | The Conference Board of Canada

The Changing Nature of Clusters: Implications for Canada



Many countries, including Canada, have made it a priority to create and support business or industrial clusters. Clusters are generally defined as geographically and sectorally concentrated firms, post-secondary institutions and research organizations that promote linkages among firms and knowledge transfer and exchange. Clusters are seen as drivers of innovative activity, economic growth and high-value employment. But new research from HEC Montréal indicates that the secret to a successful cluster has less to do with the composition of a particular cluster and more to do with its linkages to other clusters and global value chains around the world.

Join HEC Montréal Associate Professor Ari Van Assche for his analysis of the changing nature of clusters. With the federal government preparing to invest more than $950 million in its Innovation Supercluster Initiative, this session is not to be missed.

Recorded Webinar | September 2018 | The Conference Board of Canada

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