Archived — Occasional Paper Number 21—University Research and the Commercialization of Intellectual Property in Canada, April 1999
Strategic Policy Sector
Economic Research and Policy Analysis Branch
The objective of this paper is to provide a statistical overview of Canadian universities' R&D activities and commercialization undertakings for the consideration of the Expert Panel on the Commercialization of University Research. The existing data suggest that Canadian universities play a major role in creating knowledge and promoting the diffusion of new technologies. Although Canada lags other countries in terms of R&D per unit of output, the share of national R&D that is conducted by universities is among the highest in the G-7 countries. In addition, Canada has the highest share of industry-financed research in the academic sector among the G-7 countries, suggesting strong linkages between industry and universities.
Catalogue number: C21-23/21-1999
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