Funding for research: One-offs, or a super-cluster?

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11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m
Calgary, AB

Funding for research: One-offs, or a super-cluster?

Pure research, the kind that may not make it to market right away, is critical to innovation and scientific discovery without consideration for an end product.  Market-ready ideas are equally as critical to Canada if we hope to keep up in in the global dog-fight for tech dominance, and to diversify the economy. But what’s the best way to fund new knowledge?  Through universities, partnerships with the private sector, or, newest of all – superclusters?

That’s a debate worth having, and The School of Public Policy is pleased to host a panel of experts to discuss how Canada can stay competitive, and diversify our economy, when it comes to how we fund research in this country.

Panelists include:

  • Jeffrey Crelinsten, President, The Impact Group
  • Judy Fairburn, Past Chair Alberta Innovates, Co-Founder Evok Innovations, Director of Calgary Economic Development, Sustainable Development Technology Canada
  • PG Forest, Director and Palmer Chair, The School of Public Policy
  • Lesley Rigg, Dean of Science, University of Calgary

Moderated by Deborah Yedlin, Calgary Herald


April 24, 2018

Fairmont Palliser Hotel
Alberta Room
133 9th Ave SW
Calgary, AB

11:30 a.m. Registration
11:45 a.m. Lunch and program
1:30 p.m. Event concludes


Registration: $70.00