Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship

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Canada is well positioned to be an AI superstar
Opinion: Canada could become a world leader in AI, but it should first take strategic steps to build domestic markets, public trust and better governance. This op-ed was originally published by IRPP.
A Compass to Canada’s Innovation + Entrepreneurship Ecosystem
This report offers a bird's eye view of Canada's innovation + entrepreneurship ecosystem. It helps identify and categorize key actors involved to help obtain a high-level overview. It is a resource to learn about other actors, identify opportunities, discover patterns and connect with actors with similar or complementary goals.
Empowering Women Entrepreneurs
This project aims to support evidence-based approaches to address the unique challenges women entrepreneurs face in growing their businesses. The funded projects both provide support to women entrepreneurs growing their businesses and strengthen the capacity of Ontario’s entrepreneurial ecosystem to serve the province’s entrepreneurs.

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t the Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship (BII+E), we’re motivated by the potential of the innovation economy. We believe Canada can build prosperity that will be more widely shared than ever before. To achieve this future, Canada will need far sighted insights and new thinking to advance actionable innovation policy.

 

Our multi-disciplinary teams focus on work streams which we believe are critical to Canada’s future economic success. They build collaborative relationships with our partners to generate rigorous research, propose unconventional approaches and pilot ideas to explore how Canada’s innovation economy can include people of different ages, incomes and backgrounds.

Innovation and technology have tremendous potential to boost the economy and improve quality of life in Canada. However, the benefits are not accruing equally. This article series brings together leading thinkers to explore a variety of pressing topics related to inclusion and equity in Canada’s innovation economy, such as the digital divide, income inequality, and diversity in tech.
This project aims to support evidence-based approaches to address the unique challenges women entrepreneurs face in growing their businesses. The funded projects both provide support to women entrepreneurs growing their businesses and strengthen the capacity of Ontario’s entrepreneurial ecosystem to serve the province’s entrepreneurs.
We partnered with CIFAR to develop and host a series of AI Futures Policy Labs with the aim of helping emerging policy leaders in Canada’s public, private, academic, and not-for-profit sectors prepare for the opportunities and challenges that accompany the rapid development of artificial intelligence.
The Brookfield Institute is seeking a summer communications intern to support a fast-paced and exciting research agenda
This work stream seeks to understand future skill demands across Canada, while helping companies and people gain the skills they need to thrive in an innovation-driven economy.
Palette: An upskilling and retraining pilot
Palette Inc. is a pilot project and a national not-for-profit aimed at helping mid-career workers whose jobs are threatened by automation to retrain and upskill into high demand careers in the innovation economy.
Building Ontario’s advanced manufacturing supercluster from scratch
In conversation with Jay Myers, CEO of Next Generation Manufacturing Canada, the industry-led, not-for-profit organization established to lead Canada's Advanced Manufacturing Supercluster. While in the early stages of its development, Ontario’s Advanced Manufacturing Supercluster promises to help Ontario’s manufacturing and tech companies and workers alike build the connections and capabilities.
The Brookfield Institute is seeking a summer research intern to support a fast-paced and exciting research agenda.