Taking stock of Canada’s superclusters
John Knubley, Canada’s former Deputy Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, reports on the rationale, challenges and performance of the Superclusters. These “clusters” were conceived as areas of targeted business activity comprising large and small companies, academic institutions, non-profits, and accelerators that work collaboratively to boost innovation and growth in a specific sector. This report offers a timely reflection on how each Supercluster has evolved and progressed, challenges encountered and lessons learned, where they could go next, and what role they might play in Canada’s “build back better” agenda after COVID-19.
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