TORONTO, Feb. 14, 2013 /CNW/ - The Conference Board of Canada will unveil new research of the first-ever national survey on firm-level innovation at the Business Innovation Summit 2013: Innovation for the Corporation.
Based on the responses of 1,000 Canadian firms, the Innovation Metrics for Management 2012 survey reveals how firms are managing the marketing of their products/services and changing their organizational culture and dynamics.
In addition to survey results, the Conference Board will present new research on innovation and commercialization skills, and financing of business innovation.
|When:||Tuesday, February 19th and Wednesday, February 20th, 2013.|
|| It's Time for Innovation in the Corporation
Daniel Muzyka, President and CEO of The Conference Board of Canada, will argue that Canada does not suffer from an innovation gap, but from a commercialization gap. He will outline the Conference Board's Centre for Business Innovation and its five-year mandate and objectives.
Tuesday, 8:50 a.m.
|| Corporate Innovation: The Inside Story
Michael Bloom, Vice-President of Organizational Effectiveness and Learning The Conference Board of Canada, will present highlights of the Innovation Metrics for Management 2012 survey.
Tuesday, 9:50 a.m.
|| It's People Who Innovate!—The Skills That Contribute to Innovation and Commercialization.
Daniel Munro, Principal Research Associate, and Douglas Watt, Director Organizational Effectiveness and Learning Research, The Conference Board of Canada, will unveil the updated Innovation Skills Profile 2.0 and the new Commercialization Skills Profile. These tools will help employees and managers, students and educators identify and develop the skills needed to create and commercialize new and improved products, processes and services.
Tuesday, 11:40 a.m.
|| Innovators and Capital Markets
Michael Grant, Director of Research, Capital Markets, Centre for Business Innovation will chair a session that explores the paradox between Canada's sophisticated capital markets and the funding of innovative activity,
Wednesday, 9:45 a.m.
|| Managing Innovation for Tangible Performance
Sorin Cohn, Leader of Innovation Metrics for The Conference Board of Canada, will present more detailed findings from the Innovation Metrics for Management 2012 survey. His presentation will answer the questions:
|Wednesday, 11:00 a.m.|
|Where:||Fairmont Royal York, Toronto, Ontario.|
For more information, visit: http://www.conferenceboard.ca/conf/13-0046/default.aspx
This event is sponsored in part by Cisco Canada, OpenText, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Business Development Bank of Canada, Deloitte, GE Canada, ING Direct Canada, IBM Canada Ltd, Staples Innovation, Corning Incorporated, Desjardins Group and Ontario Centres of Excellence.
SOURCE: Conference Board of Canada
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Tel.: (613) 526-3090, ext. 389. E-mail: [email protected].