Peter C. Ruben
Ph.D., member of the Faculty of Science at Simon Fraser University.
Peter C. Ruben, Ph.D. is a member of the Faculty of Science at Simon Fraser University.
There's a disconnect between Canada's capacity to innovate and our capacity to commercialize those innovations -- or so the story goes. It's been repeated so often it's become a mantra in certain circlles. The solution is always the same: reject investments in purely academic research in favour of market-driven research. The thing is, that mantra is built on a myth.
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