October 2013 Archives

October 30, 2013

The emergence of sovereign patents funds

Growing recognition of the strategic importance of intellectual property for domestic innovation raises the question of what the Canadian government can and should do to enhance Canadian competitiveness in this area. In particular, a strong focus has emerged related to the … Read More.

October 25, 2013

SEC moves forward with crowdfunded equity

Nearly 18 months after U.S. President Barack Obama introduced the JOBS Act, and with it the promise of crowdfunded equity, on Wednesday the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) voted unanimously to propose rules that will bring American investors one … Read More.

October 11, 2013

Bridging the skills gap

One of the perennial issues of Canadian policy – the alleged skills gap, between those our graduates have and those employers need – was back in the headlines this summer following reports that one in five university graduates are still … Read More.

October 7, 2013

More on Chinese innovation

Having just returned from a few days in Guangzhou, China I thought I’d post an update on my previous writing on Chinese innovation and the rapid pace of change underway there. The city of Guangzhou and the Guangdong Province are particularly interesting … Read More.

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