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Policy Committee

Innovation Economy Policy Committee

Helping improve the Region’s reputation for innovation and industrial advancement.
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Committee Objectives

The Innovation Economy committee aims to improve the Region’s already internationally recognized reputation for innovation by developing technology infrastructure and facilitating a rapid industrial advancement of new industries. This member committee is tied to the Board's business growth area of focus.

Together, these members advise, guide and shape the Board’s efforts to champion: 

  • Technology adoption and reducing barriers to bolster business competitiveness and ability to attract investment
  • Adoption and commercialization of innovation to provide a necessary customer base for local innovators

How We'll Get There

To reach our objectives, we work to: 

  • Remove barriers to digital readiness and increase adoption of home-grown technology by firms within the Region
  • Increase government procurement of home-grown technology and increase digitalization of government processes and practices
  • Improve supports for small, innovative businesses thereby promoting scale-up
  • Unlock data-driven innovation by identifying and removing constraining barriers

Have your say

Join the Innovation Economy policy committee to shape the Board’s agenda and direct our research and advocacy to emerging priorities. Already a member? Contact your account manager to get involved.

If you aren't a member, complete the membership inquiry form for more information!

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Talent Ecosystem Policy Committee

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