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Manufacturing Innovation: Driving Canada’s Biggest Sector through Disruptive Technologies

17-12-2014

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Today, we issued a report entitled Manufacturing Innovation: Driving Canada’s Biggest Sector through Disruptive Technologies.

In the report, we argue that the best way for Canadian companies to compete and win in modern manufacturing is through a strong commitment to innovation. This appears to be a continuing challenge as Canada’s innovation rank, a key component of competitiveness, is troublesome. Canada is ranked 22nd on the World Economic F ...

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Innovation: the future of the manufacturing sector in Canada

Ottawa, December 17, 2014 — In a report published today, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce argues that the only way for Canadian companies to compete and win in modern manufacturing is through a strong commitment to innovation. Today, however, Canada’s innovation rank—a key component of competitiveness—is troublesome. Ranked 22nd in the world by the World Economic Forum for its capacity for innovation and given a “D” grade in innovation by the Conference Board of Canada for most of the last decade, Canada has not had a company on the Boston Consulting Group’s list of top 50 global innovators since 2010.

Posted on 17-12-2014

The power behind Canada’s tourism brand: calling for increased investments in Canada’s marketing budget

Ottawa, November 19 2014 – The travel and tourism sector is one of Canada’s largest generators of GDP, contributing close to $80 billion to its economy annually. However, Canada is experiencing a serious competitiveness challenge in this sector. Our tourism competiveness problems are self-made and can be overcome by better strategies and policies.

Today, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce is calling for increased investments to Canada’s marketing budget.

Posted on 19-11-2014

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Manufacturing Innovation: Driving Canada’s Biggest Sector through Disruptive Technologies (December 2014)

In this report, we argue that the best way for Canadian manufacturers to compete and win in is through a strong commitment to innovation. But, there are barriers that are preventing companies from harnessing technology and innovation. This report summarizes these barriers and presents recommendations for overcoming them.

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