Target 10,000: Talent, Ideas, Networks

Five-Year Strategic Plan
Fall 2016


Our strategic plan presents an ambitious blueprint for the future. Through a model of cooperative innovation — a proven and productive approach to research collaboration — it commits to expanding our impact by focusing on three core principles:

  1. Deploying talent in the Canadian economy through experiential skills development for Canadian innovators
  2. Fostering the creation and application of ideas through cooperative research partnerships
  3. Creating and promoting collaborative networks through partnerships between academia, industry, government, and other organizations in Canada and abroad

We are grateful to our many partners who provided input into this plan, and we look forward to working with you to make it a reality.    


Target 10,000: Talent, Ideas, Networks - Five-Year Strategic Plan
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Innovation leadership for Canada


To be Canada’s university-based cooperative innovation platform, achieving our goals through research, collaboration, and training.


Develop and deliver programs built on three core elements of innovation: talent, ideas, and networks.