MONTREAL, Oct. 2, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Canada's Science, Technology and Innovation Council (STIC) and the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal will host a panel discussion, with thought leaders from Quebec, about science, technology and innovation in Canada. The event will focus on the findings of STIC's State of the Nation 2012 report, Canada's Science, Technology and Innovation System: Aspiring to Global Leadership.
There will be an opportunity for media interviews immediately following the event.
|Date:||Thursday, October 3, 2013|
|Time:|| 7:30 a.m. - Breakfast and registration
8:00 - 9:30 a.m. - Panel discussion
|Location:|| Delta Centre-Ville
Salon Cartier AB
777 University Street
|Participants:|| Howard Alper, Chair, Science, Technology and Innovation Council
Sophie Forest, Managing Partner, Brightspark Ventures
Eric Bergeron, President and CEO, Optosecurity Inc.
Guy Rouleau, Chair, Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital
About the State of the Nation 2012 Report
Canada's relatively strong economic position has helped develop an innovation system that drives economic growth and prosperity and encourages advances in overall well-being for Canadians. However, despite having much to celebrate in the areas of talent development and new knowledge creation, Canada's overall science, technology, and innovation (STI) performance continues to lag on the global stage. Canada's Science, Technology and Innovation System: Aspiring to Global Leadership, STIC's third public report, compares Canada's STI performance against key comparator countries and charts Canada's development from the baseline set in 2008. New to STIC's reports, it identifies five key science, technology and innovation (STI) indicators, in particular, where Canada must aspire to global leadership.
About the Science, Technology and Innovation Council
The Science, Technology and Innovation Council (STIC) was created in 2007. It is an advisory body composed of 18 senior, highly accomplished individuals from the business, research, higher education and government communities that provides the Government of Canada with external advice on science, technology and innovation policy issues, and produces the biennial State of the Nation reports that measure Canada's STI performance against international standards of excellence. www.stic-csti.ca
About the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal
The Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal has some 7,000 members. Its primary mission is to represent the interests of the business community of Greater Montréal and to provide individuals, merchants, and businesses of all sizes with a variety of specialized services to help them achieve their full potential in terms of innovation, productivity and competitiveness. The Board of Trade is Quebec's leading private economic development organization.
SOURCE: Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal
For further information:
Martin Achard, Science, Technology and Innovation Secretariat
Tel: 613 612-7013
RSVP with Michelle LLambias Meunier, Advisor, Media Relations, by phone at 514 871-4000, ext. 4042, or by email at [email protected].