Universities need to use a build-for-scale strategy in science innovation: Opinion

July 21, 2021
Canada needs to have a build-for-scale strategy in its science innovation ecosystem, writes Elicia Maine, Special Advisor on Innovation to the VP Research at Simon Fraser University. Maine writes that the pandemic has shown that postsecondary institutions can create scalable ventures, and argues that institutions need to continue to mobilize invention to respond to global challenges such as climate change. “In order to play a leadership role in the clean energy transition, Canada needs to focus on its international research strengths and purposefully create a Build-for-Scale strategy starting within university research labs and classrooms,” writes Maine. “Leveraging Canadian research innovation will not only facilitate the vital transition but will also aid in post-pandemic economic recovery.” Research Money (Editorial)