Getting to 2030: A maintenance and sustainability strategy
After 18-months of work, our Employment in 2030 project is nearing its finale. From maintaining access, to informing real-world solutions, and designing future iterations, find out what we have planned next and what may become of this research going forward.
Close Encounters of the Creative Kind: An introduction to the guide
BII+E produces rigorous, actionable, engaging, and impactful research, using an integrated approach to research, communications, and policy. We deploy a range of communications tools from traditional reports to original art, zines, and interactive data visualizations. This guide builds on this mission to experiment, providing a scan of creative approaches to policy research and dissemination.
Canada’s Digital Trajectory: Are we doing enough to support business tech adoption amidst COVID-19?
While COVID-19 has shown us that digitization can help firms adapt to changing conditions, Canada has historically lagged when it comes to adopting technology. Government support is needed now more than ever to address both the immediate and long-term challenges posed by the pandemic.


t the Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship (BII+E), we’re motivated by the potential of the innovation economy. We believe Canada can build prosperity that will be more widely shared than ever before. To achieve this future, Canada will need forward-looking insights and new thinking to advance actionable innovation policy.


Our multi-disciplinary teams focus on work streams which we believe are critical to Canada’s future economic success. They build collaborative relationships with our partners to generate rigorous research, propose unconventional approaches and pilot ideas to explore how Canada’s innovation economy can include people of different ages, incomes and backgrounds.

The pandemic has accelerated the shift to digital, launching a high volume of information and cultural products, often on the same devices we work and learn on. This guide explores new and old mediums, methods, and tactics for communicating policy research and knowledge translation.
As part of the Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub (WEKH), we are exploring various facets of women entrepreneurship. This project seeks to understand the experiences of women entrepreneurs related to high-growth scale-ups.
How is personal data currently being generated, collected, and used in Canada? This project will serve as a foundation for a more informed discussion about data ownership, data sharing, privacy and trust in Canada. The findings will allow policymakers to better understand the public appetite for policies being considered.
This work stream seeks to understand future skill demands across Canada, while helping companies and people gain the skills they need to thrive in an innovation-driven economy.
Home is Where the Work is: COVID-19’s impact on working remotely across occupations
As COVID-19 has forced a rapid transition to remote work for many Canadians, we find that the transition has proven to be more challenging for some occupations. Learn more about how the shift to remote work is impacting Canadian workers.
Anything But Static: Risks of COVID-19 to workers in Canada
This data visualization identifies the workers across Canada who face the highest risk of exposure to COVID-19, from healthcare workers to bus drivers to grocery store clerks. It explores occupational exposure to disease and infection, ability to work from home, and potential economic and income precarity in the context of COVID-19.
From Surviving to Thriving: Tracking COVID-19 start-up and scale-up supports from around the world
As COVID-19 disrupts business as usual, it’s important for governments to support the survival and growth of Canada’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, while also promoting long-term resilience and business creation post-crisis. This ongoing scan explores policies and programs from around the world that aim to support start-ups, scale-ups, entrepreneurs, and SMEs.