Synergy Session: What Can We Learn from Israel’s Approach to Innovation?
Friday, Sept. 15, 12-1:30 p.m.
Israel has been heralded as both a model of innovation success as well as a source of innovation policy insights for other countries. In addition to leading nearly all OECD countries in spending on research and development as a share of GDP, Israel’s high-tech firms attract massive amounts of venture capital, benefit from deep integration in global technology value chains, and have fostered rich partnerships with global firms and researchers.
Drawing on the Conference Board’s Innovation Study Tour in November 2016 and the recently published report titled Lessons Learned from a World Innovation Leader: Understanding Israel’s Innovation Ecosystem, this session will explore how innovation performance in Canada and Israel compare on key indicators, what factors explain some of the differences, and what key lessons Canada should (and should not) draw from Israel’s experience.
Paul Preston is the Director of Science, Technology and Innovation Policy at the Conference Board of Canada, Canada’s largest not-for-profit think tank with almost 250 employees.
Attend the session in person or via webinar. Registration is free but required. Complimentary light lunch provided.
Presented by The Harris Centre