Research and Innovation – What are its economic impacts?

The Ontario government recently cut $66 million from university and hospital research funding. In tough economic times, austerity measures must be taken, but if Canada is to thrive economically, we must ensure our place as a leader in innovation. Doing so will foster the development of high-growth companies that will create the jobs of the future.

Toronto´s MaRS Discovery District, with the upcoming addition of its Phase 2 property, will soon be one of the largest urban innovation hubs in the world. MaRS CEO Dr. Ilse Treurnicht will discuss how the development of this innovation ecosystem will help to build tomorrow´s knowledge-based economy.

Join us on April 16, at 7pm, at the Duke of York pub (39 Prince Arthur Avenue) to add your thoughts, or just listen in. Doors open at 7pm, discussion starts at 7:30.

As usual, the event is free; but please RSVP to let us know you´re coming (and to be entered into our door prize).

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