Media Advisory - The Council of Canadian Academies Releases an Expert Panel Report - Innovation Impacts: Measurement and

Media Advisory - The Council of Canadian Academies Releases an Expert Panel 
Report - Innovation Impacts: Measurement and Assessment 
OTTAWA, April 22, 2013 /CNW/ - A new expert panel report, entitled Innovation 
Impacts: Measurement and Assessment, was released today by the Council of 
Canadian Academies. 
The assessment was conducted by a 13-member panel of distinguished and 
multidisciplinary experts from Canada and abroad. Esko Aho, Senior Fellow, 
Harvard University; Consultative Partner, Nokia Corporation; and former Prime 
Minister of Finland, chaired the Expert Panel. 
The authoritative report includes: 

    --  A new conceptual framework that is helpful for understanding
        innovation impact measurement and assessment at the program
        level and within the innovation ecosystem, respectively;
    --  A catalogue of the portfolio of Ontario's innovation
    --  An extensive academic and public policy literature review of
        leading-edge measurement methodologies; and
    --  An overview of international best practices for measuring the
        socio-economic impacts of innovation.

"The Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation asked the Council to conduct 
this report in order to assess best practices in measuring the socio-economic 
impacts of government spending on research and innovation activities that 
could be applied in the Ontario context," said Elizabeth Dowdeswell, President 
and CEO of the Council of Canadian Academies. "We were very pleased to conduct 
this assessment for the Province and we hope the report's insights will be a 
valuable tool to support decision-makers in deciding how to best support 
innovation in the future."

For more information, or to download a free copy of the report, please visit

About the Council of Canadian Academies
The Council of Canadian Academies is an independent, not-for-profit 
organization that began operation in 2005. The Council supports 
evidence-based, expert assessments to inform public policy development in 
Canada. Assessments are conducted by independent, multidisciplinary panels of 
experts from across Canada and abroad. The Council's blue-ribbon panels serve 
free of charge and many are Fellows of the Council's Member Academies: the 
Royal Society of Canada; the Canadian Academy of Engineering; and the Canadian 
Academy of Health Sciences. The Council's vision is to be Canada's trusted 
voice for science in the public interest. For more information visit

Samantha Rae Ayoub Manager, Communications Council of Canadian Academies Cell: 
613.698.6765/ Office: 613.567.5000 x 256

SOURCE: Council of Canadian Academies

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