SFU establishes university-wide strategy to address Canada’s innovation gap

May 12, 2016

Simon Fraser University has established SFU Innovates, a university-wide strategy that reportedly “mobilizes research and leverages student ingenuity to benefit the economy and society.” SFU aims to drive its agenda through a number of mechanisms that will forge new connections between researchers and industry, maximize the economic and social value of research and innovation, and support emerging entrepreneurs and innovators. “Our commitment to being an engaged university inspires us to make the best use of our talents and resources to benefit the communities we serve,” says SFU President Andrew Petter, “this strategy will help harness the knowledge and creativity of our faculty and students to create new economic opportunities and address important social needs.” NationTalk | SFU