16,000 +

research and innovation projects funded

$858M +

invested in the last 10 years


invested in 2019-20


researchers in our network

6,000 +



post-secondary partners

6,000 +

international research internships

1,450 +

professional skills courses

22,000 +

training participants

Design thinking: a new social technology?

According to Harvard Business Review, design thinking can do for innovation what total quality management (TQM) did for manufacturing: unleash creativity and radically improve processes.

Alan Goldman

Industry Liaison, Emily Carr University of Art (ECU) + Design

Alan is the Industry Liaison and an Adjunct Researcher at Emily Carr University of Art (ECU) + Design. He holds a Master of Applied Arts from ECU and as well as his work at ECU, he is also an accomplished documentary film maker.

Organizations we have worked with

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