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Kurt Laitner

Call for Papers: Defining the Spatiality of Co-Creation, Collaboration and Peer Product... - 0 views

    Another way to reuse work on the industry canada paper this one due Feb 10 in abstract, not sure of the process from there
Tiberius Brastaviceanu

Innovation Canada: A Call to Action - Review of Federal Support to Research and Develop... - 1 views

  • Canada has a solid foundation on which to build success as a leader in the knowledge economy of tomorrow
  • innovation in Canada lags behind other highly developed countries
  • innovation is the ultimate source of the long-term competitiveness of businesses and the quality of life of Canadians
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  • We heard that the government should be more focussed on helping innovative firms to grow and, particularly, on serving the needs of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)
  • greater cooperation with provincial programs
  • innovation support is too narrowly focussed on R&D – more support is needed for other activities along the continuum from ideas to commercially useful innovation
  • more productive and internationally competitive economy
  • whole-of-government program delivery vehicle – the Industrial Research and Innovation Council (IRIC)
  • SR&ED program should be simplified
  • includes non-labour costs, such as materials and capital equipment, the calculation of which can be highly complex
  • the base for the tax credit should be labour-related costs, and the tax credit rate should be adjusted upward
  • fund direct support measures for SMEs
  • promoting the growth of firms
  • facilitating access by such firms to an increased supply of risk capital at both the start-up and later stages of their growth.
  • building public–private research collaborations
  • National Research Council (NRC) should become independent collaborative research organizations
  • become affiliates of universities
  • create opportunity and demand for leading-edge goods
  • encouragement of innovation in the Canadian economy should become a stated objective of procurement policies and programs.
  • the government needs to establish business innovation as a whole-of-government priority
  • put innovation at the centre of the government's economic strategy
  • Innovation Advisory Committee (IAC) – a body with a whole-of-government focus that would oversee the realization of our proposed action plan, as well as serve as a permanent mechanism to promote the refinement and improvement of the government's business innovation programs going forward.

  • focus resources where market forces are unlikely to operate effectively or efficiently and, in that context, address the full range of business innovation activities, including research, development, commercialization and collaboration with other key actors in the innovation ecosystem
  • the closer the activity being supported is to market, and therefore the more likely it is that the recipient firm will capture most of the benefit for itself.
  • specific sectors
  • of strategic importance
  • concentrated in particular regions
  • succeed in the arena of global competition
    • Tiberius Brastaviceanu
      They don't go beyond the firm
    • Tiberius Brastaviceanu
      they are still stuck in the competitive paradigm
    • Tiberius Brastaviceanu
      Still stack with the old paradigm of the "knowledge economy" 
      My opinion is that we're moving into a know-how economy. 
Tiberius Brastaviceanu

Home - Review of Federal Support to Research and Development - 1 views

  • 5 billion worth of R&D funding provided by the federal government every year
  • helping our innovative SMEs grow into larger, world-competitive companies in Canada
  • government support for business R&D in Canada is among the most generous in the world, yet we're near the bottom of the pack when it comes to seeing business R&D investment
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  • What we found was a funding system that is unnecessarily complicated and confusing to navigate
  • significant gaps that hinder the ability of our businesses to grow
  • The encouragement of home-grown innovation a part of government procurement is commonsense
  • the NRC can play a unique role, linking its large-scale, long-term research activity with the academic and business communities
  • challenges in getting start-up funding and late stage risk capital financing
  • the gap is filled by foreign investors, which means that too many commercial benefits and intellectual property end up leaving the country
  • government-wide clarity when it comes to innovation
Kurt Laitner

Academic Torrents - 0 views

Kurt Laitner

Stanford scientists put free text-analysis tool on the web | Engineering - 0 views

    Perhaps useful tool
Kurt Laitner

Assessments - 0 views

    May be insightful
Kurt Laitner

9 Common Collaboration Mistakes That Could Cost You Big - On Small Businesses - Medium - 0 views

    you actually do get points for showing up, but you get more points for participating, and even more for saying something useful...
Kurt Laitner

How Many Kinds of Property are There? Two? Or Three? | naked capitalism - 0 views

  • Whenever a group of people depend on a resource that everybody uses but nobody owns, and where one person’s use effects another person’s ability to use the resource, either the population fails to provide the resource, overconsumes and/or fails to replenish it, or they construct an institution for undertaking and managing collective action.
  • Common-pool resources may be owned by national, regional, or local [1]governments; by [2] communal groups; by [3] private individuals or corporations; or used as open access resources by whomever can gain access
    • Based on her survey, Ostrom distilled this list of common design principles from the experience of successful governance institutions:

      1. Clearly defined boundaries. Individuals or households who have rights to withdraw resource units from the CPR must be clearly defined, as must the boundaries of the CPR itself.
      2. Congruence between appropriation and provision rules and local conditions. Appropriation rules restricting time, place, technology, and/or quantity of resource units are related to local conditions and to provision rules requiring labour, material, and/or money.
      3. Collective-choice arrangements. Most individuals affected by the operational rules can participate in modifying the operational rules [how refreshing. Standing!].
      4. Monitoring. Monitors, who actively audit CPR conditions and appropriator behavior, are accountable to the appropriators or are the appropriators.
      5. Graduated sanctions. Appropriators who violate operational rules are likely to be assessed graduated sanctions (depending on the seriousness and context of the offence) by other appropriators, by officials accountable to these appropriators, or by both.
      6. Conflict-resolution mechanisms. Appropriators and their officials have rapid access to low-cost local arenas to resolve conflicts among appropriators or between appropriators and officials.
      7. Minimal recognition of rights to organize. The rights of appropriators to devise their own institutions are not challenged by external governmental authorities.
      8. For CPRs that are parts of larger systems:

      9. Nested enterprises. Appropriation, provision, monitoring, enforcement, conflict resolution, and governance activities are organized in multiple layers of nested enterprises.
    Good review of Ostrom and Bollier's definitions of commons and governance approaches to this property class
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