Intro to CIC


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Intro to CIC

  1. 1. Canadian Innovation Centre (CIC) <ul><li>Model: 30 years as national non-profit organization, guiding innovation to be market ready </li></ul><ul><li>Goal: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Continue to assist Innovators and Innovation Partners increase their success rates in order to have a profound impact on wealth creation in Canada. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Programs: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Assessment programmes to help evaluate opportunities, provide third party market based validation and measure innovation programme effectiveness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Entrepreneur assistance tools (Commercialization roadmap, entrepreneur 101 course) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Performance measurement tools for innovators and their partners </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Policy development tools and workshops to help catalyze local innovation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Awareness activities around Canadian innovation and global best practices in the commercialization of technology </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Success: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What it looks like: Increased utilization of assessment services/market validation studies. Provision of cost effective management of specific innovation programmes, utilizing shared resources and global best practices. Sophisticated web based data base to share Canadian success stories, commercialization best practices and current research, engage with innovators to help them get to market faster and increase success </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Metrics: Double Innovation Partners to 10, Increase annual assessment/service revenue to $1 m. , Catalyze fifty success stories p.a., Double awareness of Canadian innovation, Create leading web portal for commercialization best practices and engage directly with 1 new entrepreneur per day. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Contact Information: </li></ul><ul><li>Andrew Maxwell , Dir. Bus. Partnerships• [email_address] • 416-433-9805 </li></ul>