Partnering to innovate for sustainable development – Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Working Group

This project is part of a research program to develop a model of sustainability-oriented innovation processes. The model would allow Canadian organizations to innovate systematically and deliberately and become leaders in innovating for sustainable development. We will work to develop the model with Canada’s Oil Sand’s Innovation Alliance and its members: Cenovus Energy Inc., Shell Canada Energy and Suncor Energy Inc. The Mitacs project enables postdoctoral interns to engage in the research and be involved involved intimately with the partners, including managing the day-to-day activities of the project; collecting data on site; analyzing data; preparing reports and documentation; and managing other student research assistants and interns. The project will produce reports to the partner organizations that would help them improve their innovation processes, as well as academic publications that would share the results with a broader community of academics and practitioners.

Faculty Supervisor:

Pratima Bansal


Tal Yifat, Sylvia Grewatsch


Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance




Oil and gas




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