Centre for Policy Research on Science and Technology

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The Centre for Policy Research on Science and Technology (CPROST) was established in 1988 as an independent, self-supporting institute. It is linked to the School of Communication, within the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology at Simon Fraser University. CPROST is an academic centre devoted to policy studies on science, technology, and innovation (STI). CPROST brings together practitioners and scholars to study the interaction of advances in STI, their implementation in the marketplace, and their impacts on community and individual interests.

British Columbia’s Industrial Landscape: Technology & Innovation Outside the Metropolitan Areas

Peer reviewed: 
No, item is not peer reviewed.
Date created: 
1995
Abstract: 

This report presents new findings about the population, innovativeness and geographic distribution of science and technology-based businesses in British Columbia. Although the work is still preliminary in nature and continues to build on a long-term research program at Simon Fraser University, the findings contain some surprises. Clear evidence is accumulating which shows that technological innovation and its attendant research and development (R&D) are much more widespread than previous figures and public perceptions would indicate.

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Report
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High-Technology Trade Pattern Analysis: Its Use and Application for Industry Competitiveness Response and Government Policy Development

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Peer reviewed: 
No, item is not peer reviewed.
Date created: 
1995
Abstract: 

The Canadian Advanced Technology Association (CATA) in collaboration with Industry Canada, sponsored a workshop on high-technology trade statistics in Ottawa, 19 October 1995. The purpose of the workshop was to review various approaches to high-technology trade pattern analysis, its use, and application for industrial competitiveness responses and government policy development.

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Report
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Benchmarks, Yardsticks and New Places to Look for Industrial Innovation and Growth

Peer reviewed: 
No, item is not peer reviewed.
Date created: 
1993
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This paper presents new figures and proposes new metrics for industrial innovation in Canada. Two sources of new information are cited: Canadian taxation statistics; and a demographics research database that is currently under development. Although the figures are local to Canada, the approach is likely to apply internationally.

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Report
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Inquiry Into Use and Importance of R&D Tax Incentives in British Columbia

Peer reviewed: 
No, item is not peer reviewed.
Date created: 
1993
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This is a report about the experiences of a sampling of BC companies with Federal R&D tax incentives. It is based on responses to a survey conducted during a workshop sponsored by the Science Council of British Columbia through its SPARK program on the topic of Venture Funding Alternatives: Financial Options for Funding Technology-Based Companies.

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Report
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