Ecosystem Mapping and Data Visualization

Issues should not be viewed in isolation, they require a comprehensive “systems” analysis that includes the interests of all key stakeholders. In this regard, we identify and analyze key public, private, not for profit, and academic institutions in a country’s innovation and commercialization ecosystem.  Then we identify the networks that a country or region uses to produce new knowledge, to disseminate that knowledge for productive use, and to commercialize modern technologies, products, and services for both domestic and global markets.

Depending on client needs, we can analyze an ecosystem at four different levels of granularity, including:

  1. National Innovation Systems

Examples include: Canada, Germany, Japan, Israel, China, Brazil, India, U.S.

  1. Regional/Municipal Innovation Systems:

Examples include: Kitchener-Waterloo, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto, New Brunswick, Alberta

  1. Sectoral Maps:

Examples include: the Oil and Gas sector, Canada’s Clean Technology Ecosystem, the Canadian Bioeconomy Ecosystem, the Canadian Digital Media Ecosystem, Canada’s Nanotechnology Ecosystem, Canada’s Regenerative Medicine Ecosystem, Canada’s Health Innovation System, Canada’s Energy Innovation Sector, Canada’s Forestry Innovation Sector and the Canada’s Minerals and Metals Innovation Sector.

  1. Organizational Ecosystem Maps:

Examples include: the University of Toronto Innovation Ecosystem, the MaRS Innovation Ecosystem, Canadian Oil Sands Innovation Association Ecosystem (COSIA), the Canadian Business Network (CBN), ReMap (Canada’s advanced manufacturing Centre of Excellence), Public-Private Partnerships Canada, Canadian Food Inspection Agency, the National Research Council of Canada, the Institute of Fuel Cell Innovation, the Council of Canadian Academies (CCA), CMC Microsystems Corporation, and Genome Canada.

An Ecosystem Map is just the tip of an iceberg; under the surface, our maps pull together and visualize hundreds of key policies, programs, regulations, documents, and statistics to give you an accurate, yet straightforward bird’s eye view of your ecosystem. Thus, helping you to:

  1. Identify your network and partnership opportunities;
  2. Identify the broader commercial system that impacts yourorganization;
  3. Identify major ecosystem stakeholders, so you go to theright people first;
  4. Address key gaps and weaknesses to improve the function and effectivenessof the ecosystem.

We achieve this by:

  1. Analyzing where you are today within the existing ecosystem,
  2. Help you decide where you want to be tomorrow, and
  3. Developing a roadmap to overcome obstacles toget there.

Large Poster Size Maps can be purchased in laminated or non-laminated versions at a range of custom sizes, reflective of client needs. Our standard size is 2ft x 6ft at a cost of $375 plus HST per map.

To develop an ecosystem map for your specific perspective, be it a department, program, sector, or firm, please reach out and contact us.