Industrial Technologies Office's Role
Innovation is vital to improve productivity in today's knowledge-based economy. Vigorous competition, rapidly evolving technology, and the ease with which investment and knowledge move around the world make it essential for Canadian companies to be innovative.
Research and development (R&D) is a key force spurring economic growth, and innovative companies are more likely to be part of that growth. In order to benefit all Canadians, the Government of Canada is investing in strategic R&D projects through the Industrial Technologies Office (ITO).
ITO helps advance leading-edge R&D by Canadian industries through the Strategic Aerospace and Defence Initiative (SADI) program, as well as through existing projects supported under the Technology Partnerships Canada program. ITO also acts as the administrator for Industry Canada's Program for Strategic Industrial Projects.
For information on the role that ITO and the Government of Canada are playing in Canadian innovation visit the What Is Research and Development (R&D)? and What is the Government's Role in Research and Development (R&D)? sections.
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