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Archived - Technology Roadmapping: A Guide for Government Employees — Conclusion

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The federal government recognizes that for Canadian industry to be innovative and globally competitive, it is essential industry players collaborate on common technology issues. Industry Canada and its federal partners will fund technology roadmapping projects so long as industry is prepared to lead these efforts and act on the results.

Through the first five years of Industry Canada's Technology Roadmapping Initiative, lessons have been learned. Some address the difficulties of managing a process as complex as technology roadmapping, especially with many players involved. As well, we have come to recognize the difficulty, once the roadmapping document is complete, of moving into the implementation stage — the launching of R&D projects.

This guide is Industry Canada's first attempt to clarify the process of technology roadmapping for federal employees who will be helping industry adopt the roadmapping tool. With further experience, the guide will be refined.