|By Marketwired .||
|January 8, 2014 10:25 AM EST||
OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 01/08/14 -- Department of Industry
Greg Rickford, Minister of State for Science and Technology (S&T), announced the launch of a consultation that will seek input from Canadians on a new federal Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy. As part of the approach to updating the 2007 S&T Strategy, the government has released a discussion paper that solicits the public's ideas and recommendations on how best to shape federal policy on science, technology and innovation.
- Industry Canada is accepting written submissions in response to the questions posed in the consultation paper, which, along with submission guidelines, can be found at www.ic.gc.ca/science-tech-innovation-consultation. Interested parties are invited to provide a submission before February 7, 2014.
- In the October 2013 Speech from the Throne, the government announced that it would release an updated Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy and committed to continue targeted investments in science and innovation.
- Recent achievements have transformed the National Research Council, doubled the investment in the Industrial Research Assistance Program, supported research collaborations through the federal granting councils and created the new Venture Capital Action Plan.
- The government will release its updated strategy following consideration and careful review of input received during the consultation period.
"The views and thoughts of Canadians on their future and how they perceive science, technology and innovation are crucial in helping us build on Canada's strengths and guiding us in moving forward on our national strategy that more adequately meets our needs as a country and overcomes the challenges of an ever-changing global economy." - Minister of State (Science and Technology) Greg Rickford
"Our goal is to develop a strategy for harnessing both discovery-driven and applied research to propel further innovation, create high-value jobs and contribute to our long-term prosperity. We want to ensure that Canada remains well positioned in the global arena for excellence, talent and wealth." - Minister of State (Science and Technology) Greg Rickford
- Backgrounder: National Consultation on the Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy
- Government of Canada's 2007 Science and Technology Strategy: www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/icgc.nsf/eng/h_00231.html
- National Consultation on Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy: www.ic.gc.ca/science-tech-innovation-consultation
- Canada's Economic Action Plan: Investing in World-Class Research and Innovation: www.actionplan.gc.ca/en/page/investing-world-class-research-and-innovation
- Government of Canada Science and Technology Data: www.science.gc.ca/default.asp?lang=en&n=5F25C99B-1
- Government of Canada science portal: www.science.gc.ca
- Speech from the Throne 2013: speech.gc.ca
National Consultation on the Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy
In May 2007, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced the launch of a federal strategy on science and technology in Canada. Under this strategy, entitled Mobilizing Science and Technology to Canada's Advantage, the government has invested more to support science, technology and innovative companies than ever before.
The Government of Canada remains focused on setting the right conditions to build knowledge, support great ideas and ensure economic growth and long-term prosperity. In the October 2013 Speech from the Throne, the government stated its intention to update the 2007 strategy. As part of this renewal process, the government has launched a consultation to solicit public input on how best to shape federal policy on science, technology and innovation.
The consultation seeks the views of Canadians on three major themes:
-- Excellence in Public and Post-Secondary Research and Development -- Business Innovation -- Developing Innovative and Entrepreneurial People
The feedback will inform the development of the updated Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy to ensure that Canada remains well positioned in today's global economy for excellence, talent, and long-term prosperity. Under the current strategy, recent achievements have transformed the National Research Council, doubled the investment in the Industrial Research Assistance Program, supported research collaborations through the federal granting councils and created the new Venture Capital Action Plan.
The government is helping to promote greater commercialization of research and development and is supporting world-class discovery-driven research at all levels by building strategic collaborative relationships across all partners.
For more information, please visit the consultation website at www.ic.gc.ca/science-tech-innovation-consultation.
Mary Ann Dewey-Plante - Director of Communications
Office of the Honourable Greg Rickford
Minister of State (Science and Technology)
(Federal Economic Development
Initiative for Northern Ontario)
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