On May 2nd and 3rd, the Québec government, together with the government of Ontario, presented the first Canada-EU Innovation Forum. This high-profile event took place in Montréal at the headquarters of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and served as a catalyst for greater co-operation between Canada and the European Union in the matters of research and innovation.
The Canada-EU Innovation Forum highlighted the importance of a united approach to international co-operation, one that enhanced the essential role played by universities, research centres, industrial groups, financial institutions, venture capital fund organizations and governmental organizations in both Canada and the European Union. The event also encouraged innovation in all its forms, particularly open innovation in a sustainable-development context.
Dr. Henry Chesbrough, the father of open innovation and founder of the Program in Open Innovation at the University of California, Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, addressed the Forum’s May 3rd luncheon meeting.
With the launch of the Canada-EU Innovation Forum, the governments of Québec and Ontario hoped to mobilize stakeholders around projects related to sustainable development that provide promising opportunities for both Canadian and European partners.
Canada-EU Innovation Forum