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webgoddesscathy on 2009-11-02This article by David Crane references the Impact Group's paper "Understanding the Disappearance of Early-stage and Start-up R&D Performing Firms" to talk about what's wrong with our innovation/knowledge economy. Among many things, our VC environment is stunted and our businesses should work more closely with customers on addressing their needs rather than focussing on new technology.
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The article also references the paper by the Council of Canadian Academies which urged more business innovation. http://www.scienceadvice.ca/innovation.html