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Dan Breznitz is the Munk Chair of Innovation Studies and co-director of the Innovation Policy Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto. He is the author of several award-winning books on innovation and growth.
As Canadians, we are told that our new government has an “innovation agenda” that will foster “innovation culture.” This week, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Minister Navdeep Bains told Canadians that: “What I’m most interested by … is the question of how a government can cultivate a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. How can we put in place the right conditions for innovation? Specifically, how can we do it in a way that ensures that the Canadian economy remains at the leading edge?”