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Briefings & Our New Canada S&T/Innovation Ecosystem Map

There was cheering and excitement in the Global Advantage (GA) office last week when Canada’s Finance Minister, Bill Morneau, announced that the government will table its next budget March 19, 2019. With this date in mind, GA is beginning preparations for the update of our Federal S&T/Innovation Ecosystem Map and the scheduling of our Budget 2019 Briefings.

This year’s Budget is set to have a strong focus on competitiveness, skills, innovation, and trade diversification, with the potential for both positive and negative business impacts for GA’s clients.

Global Advantage is anticipating:

  • The response to the reports of the six Economic Strategy Tables (Advanced Manufacturing, Agri-food, Health Bio-Sciences, Clean Technology, Digital Industries and Clean Resources) with emphasis on competitiveness, access to technology, and the imperative to develop talent for the emerging economy.
  • The expansion plans for Canada’s newly operational Superclusters (under the $950M approved for Ocean Sciences, AI, Advanced Manufacturing, Protein Innovation, and Digital Technologies).
  • The implementation and integration of over 100 federal business support programs (as recommended by the TBS Horizontal Review), which will impact the way the federal government supports innovation and growth in key industries and small businesses.
  • New Trade Strategy (new funding of $360M was provided to Global Affairs Canada in the Fall Update) to diversify exports from the US.
  • The federal response to the Digital Economy Consultations, furthering Cybersecurity implementation and AI expansion initiatives.

This Budget is the last before the October general election; it is the last chance for the Government to make large changes as they establish a policy agenda and platform for the forthcoming election. As a result, Budget 2019 will contain both risks and opportunities to be managed.

Global Advantage can help you understand how the 2019 Budget will impact your organization. Through a custom briefing tailored to your organization’s needs and goals, we can help your organization be more innovative, collaborative, and result-driven within Canada’s S&T/Innovation Ecosystem.

Every briefing comes with a printed Federal S&T/Innovation Ecosystem map(s). These strategic maps are updated with the latest information from the Budget and the latest available data from federal and provincial agencies and organizations. Our map allows you to position your organization within the Innovation Ecosystem to better understand how you affect other players and how they affect you, and how your goals align with national objectives.


Briefing Packages

1. General Package – $3,500 + HST

  • A general briefing on the Budget and the overall implications of the new investments in innovation and commercialization
  • Two (2) printed copies of the 2019 Federal S&T/Innovation Ecosystem Map
  • Additional printed map copies are available for purchase upon request

2. Custom Package – $4,400 + HST

  • A custom-designed briefing specific to your organization looking at the risks and opportunities within the budget that directly affect you, as well as an overview of investments in innovation and commercialization to help you understand how the landscape is changing
  •  A copy of the briefing deck to be distributed within your organization
  • Three (3) printed copies of the 2019 Federal S&T/Innovation Ecosystem Map
  • Additional printed map copies are available for purchase upon request

3. Custom ++ Package – $5,500 + HST

  • A custom-designed briefing specific to your organization looking at the risks and opportunities within the budget that directly affect you, as well as an overview of investments in innovation and commercialization to help you understand how the landscape is changing
  • A copy of the briefing deck to be distributed within your organization
  • Five (5) printed copies of the 2019 Federal S&T/Innovation Ecosystem Map
  • Additional printed map copies are available for purchase upon request
  • 1 year access to the digital version of the 2019 Federal S&T/Innovation Ecosystem Map with links to original data sources

Please contact Liisa at liisa@gaconsulting.ca to schedule your organization’s Global Advantage Budget 2019 Briefing or visit our eStore purchase our newly updated Canada’s S&T/Innovation Ecosystem Map.