Times Higher Education: Canada joining the rush to create a Darpa

Trudeau government set to fulfil campaign promise for version of legendary US innovation agency, amid mixed expert assessment of its wisdom

By Paul Basken

John Hepburn, CEO of Mitacs, comments on the current state of innovation in Canada noting that instead of focusing on producing more scientific innovation, we should provide a policy of industrial support for Canadian inventors. This comes after the Trudeau government has announced that it is pursuing its promise to implement a version of an already existing U.S. innovation agency in Canada.

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