Waterloo Declaration

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Submitted by University of Waterloo — Faculty of Engineering 2010–07–13 11:58:04 EDT
Theme(s): Growing the ICT Industry

Executive Summary

Canada is said to be at the bottom of the class when it comes to innovation yet near the top of the class when it comes to research discoveries and inventions. We generate the knowledge needed for innovation and productivity, but we fail to put that knowledge to work. We carry the intellectual power to create new economies, but we pass the ball to other countries to run with it. That's why Canada ranks surprisingly low in key indicators of commercialization of inventions arising from research results.

On 20 April 2010, the University of Waterloo's Dean of Engineering Advisory Council (DAC) gathered together key stakeholders in a symposium dedicated to changing Canada's success in the market place, by putting knowledge to work. The symposium participants were charged with creating a Declaration, a public statement of principles, policies and intentions to act that would revolutionize Canada's ability to create and sustain commercialization of new knowledge. All agreed: The time for change is now and the place to start is Waterloo.


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