Canada is neither as innovative as it needs to be, nor as egalitarian as it aspires to be. Are the two related? Accumulating evidence suggests that countries with lower inequality tend to be more innovative, while greater innovation generates growth that can be more widely distributed. But how exactly can more inclusive innovation economies be brought about and what are the barriers we face in doing so? In this webinar, panelists from the Innovation Policy Lab, Case Western Reserve University, and YWCA Canada will discuss the importance of inclusive innovation; policies needed to bring it about; opportunities and prospects for doing so in the era of COVID-19; and new initiatives for measuring and tracking progress – including GDP 2.0 and the Innovation Policy Lab’s Inclusive Innovation Monitor.
Susan Helper, Carlton Professor of Economics at the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University; Co-Director, Program on Innovation, Equity and the Future of Prosperity, CIFAR
Anjum Sultana, National Director of Policy Policy and Communications, YWCA Canada
Dan Breznitz, Co-Director, Innovation Policy Lab, Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy; Co-Director, Program on Innovation, Equity and the Future of Prosperity, CIFAR
Daniel Munro, Senior Fellow, Innovation Policy Lab, Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy; Research Advisor, Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship