The Evolution of the Federal and Provincial SR&ED Support in Canada

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11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m
Calgary, AB

The innovation discussion in Canada has been near the top of the national political agenda for a generation. Canada has one of the most generous government R&D support programs in the OECD, yet it lags behind in spending. Why isn’t Canada keeping up with the rest of the developed world? This matters. R&D drives innovation, which drives productivity, economic growth and international competitiveness.

Canada has been trying to encourage research and development through tax incentives. What is usually overlooked is that the already generous federal support for R&D is doubled by sometimes equally generous provincial programs. New research from The School of Public Policy reveals, for the first time, the combined effect of the federal and provincial programs scope, cost and impact.

Please join us for an expert discussion about the Canadian approach to R&D funding; what works, what doesn’t, and how it could be improved.


  • Kenneth McKenzie, Professor, Department of Economics, University of Calgary
  • Joy Romero, Vice President of Technology Development, Canadian Natural Resources Limited
  • Jim Simpson, Assistant Director for the SR&ED program for the Prairie Region, Canada Revenue Agency
  • David Van Den Beld, Partner, National SR&ED and Funding Incentives Science Leader, PwC


University of Calgary, Downtown Campus
Room 234
906 8th Ave SW
Calgary, AB

11:30 a.m.   Registration and light lunch
12:00 p.m.   Panel and Q&A
1:30 p.m.   Event concludes

Registration: $35.00

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