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Business Innovation Summit 2013: Innovation for the Corporation

WHEN:
Feb 19, 2013 to Feb 20, 2013
WHERE:

Fairmont Royal York
Toronto, ON

The Conference Board’s Centre for Business Innovation (CBI) is hosting a major two-day summit on how to re-think, re-new and transform firm-level innovation in Canada.

Achieving real gains in business innovation could generate enormous economic benefits, and reinvigorate Canada’s competitive position in the global economy. How can we achieve this goal?

The Business Innovation Summit is bringing together Canada’s innovation leaders and experts to discuss the latest research findings and share insights from other jurisdictions. It will explore the real-life challenges and opportunities of innovation within firms—and feature tangible solutions that work.

An exciting combination of high-profile keynote speakers, special interactive presentations and delegate-expert sharing will give participants unique insights and tools to improve innovation results in their own organizations. Discussions will focus on how firms can achieve real gains in business innovation that translate into economic benefits and a reinvigoration of our competitive position globally.

Register here!

Objectives

Key objectives of this event are to:

  • Present the latest in-depth, comprehensive and objective research from the Centre for Business Innovation, and from national and international experts.
  • Provide an open forum where challenges relating to firm-level innovation in Canada can be explored and solutions shared.
  • Showcase innovative tools and best practices for businesses, governments, academia and their partners that will improve firm-level innovation.
  • Stimulate new innovation partnerships by connecting experts and industry leaders.

Summit Themes

The Summit is featuring four major themes:

  • Firm-Level Best Practices for Innovation—showcasing the latest thinking, corporate best practices, strategies and tools to drive continuous innovation inside Canadian firms.
  • Funding Innovation—accessing capital markets and creating partnerships to increase your innovation capacity through better funding.
  • Developing Human Capital—creating and fostering a culture of innovation within your organization, and developing the skills and attitudes to achieve innovation results.
  • Measuring Firm-Level Innovation—using effective metrics and measurements to help improve your corporate innovation results.

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