ERIC Number: ED479998
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Reference Count: N/A
National Summit on Innovation and Learning=Sommet National sur L'Innovation et L'Apprentissage. Summary=Sommaire.
Conference Board of Canada, Ottawa (Ontario).
This report provides a summary of the objectives, proceedings, and major outcomes of a summit meeting of over 500 leaders from across Canada convened to validate and prioritize strategic recommendations from an innovation and learning engagement process and to discuss key challenges to realization of Canada's vision to become one of the most innovative and skilled countries in the world. Introductory material includes summit background and context and an overview of the agenda. A summary of the sessions sets out the major challenges related to the summit's five themes, which are: improving research, development, and commercialization; enhancing the innovation environment; strengthening our learning culture; building an inclusive and skilled work force; and strengthening communities. The next section highlights feedback from the five breakout sessions, including details of the three or four priority recommendations participants selected in each one. Highlights and key points are presented of presentations and discussions of working sessions that identified key challenges to innovations and learning in these four areas: mobilizing communities; immigration; life sciences, biotechnology, and health innovation; and environment and clean energy. A final section discusses the next steps for Canada's innovation and learning agenda. Appendixes include official speeches, key points from presentations and discussions, and agreed-upon priorities for action. A French language version is provided. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adoption (Ideas), Adult Education, Business, Citizen Participation, Community Action, Community Development, Creativity, Developed Nations, Economic Development, Educational Development, Educational Improvement, Educational Research, Entrepreneurship, Environmental Influences, Foreign Countries, Innovation, Labor Force Development, Research and Development, Strategic Planning, Technology Transfer
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers; Multilingual/Bilingual Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Conference Board of Canada, Ottawa (Ontario).
Identifiers - Location: Canada