Challenges, Opportunities and Strategies for Advancing Innovation in Newfoundland and Labrador

Hall, Heather and Walsh, Jacqueline and Vodden, Kelly and Greenwood, Rob (2014) Challenges, Opportunities and Strategies for Advancing Innovation in Newfoundland and Labrador. Project Report. The Harris Cnetre, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador.

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In January 2013, the Leslie Harris Centre of Regional Policy and Development at Memorial University in Partnership with Navigate Entrepreneurship Centre (Grenfell Campus) and the Canadian Regional Development: A Critical Review of Theory, Practice and Potentials project team launched Advancing Innovation in Newfoundland and Labrador project to synthesize, share and ground-truth knowledge related to innovation and ways it can be fostered with key innovation stakeholders (business, community representatives, all levels of government, and postsecondary institutions) to support economic development. The Advance Innovation in Newfoundland and Labrador project deliverables included: A Knowledge Synthesis, summarizing the latest research on innovation and providing insights for advancing innovation strategies in Newfoundland and Labrador; A series of workshop reports based on the Innovation Workshops in Kittiwake region, Labrador Straits, and Northern Peninsula, St. John’s and Corner Brook; A series of Innovation Case Studies on firms in Newfoundland and Labrador; A Final Report summarizing the key findings from the AINL project and providing recommendations for policy and practice; The website to host these and other innovation-related research studies and promote and support knowledge exchange related to innovation in Newfoundland and Labrador. The overall goal of the Advancing innovation in Newfoundland and Labrador project was to generate dialogue and ideas for future policy and research directions and to respond to the overarching question of – what can firms, community organizations, all levels of government, Memorial University and the College of the North Atlantic do to advance innovation in Newfoundland and Labrador? This report highlights key findings from the knowledge synthesis, innovation and workshops, and innovation summit as well as provides key recommendations for policy and practice.

Item Type: Report (Project Report)
Item ID: 8130
Department(s): Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of > Geography
Grenfell Campus > School of Arts and Social Science > Business Administration
Grenfell Campus > School of Science and the Environment > Environmental Policy Institute
Divisions > The Harris Centre
Date: February 2014
Date Type: Publication
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