Four reasons we need to upgrade Canadian SMEs’ tech adoption and skills
For Canadian SMEs, improving digital maturity can lead to higher productivity and sales, better equip them to support remote workers, and protect them from potentially fatal cyberattacks.
Pathways Forward: Mapping Job Transitions for Ontario Food Retail Workers
As the food retail sector continues to evolve, so does the reality of many grocery jobs. This report identifies specific opportunities for workers looking to transition into other in-demand jobs in Ontario.
Canada’s Moonshot: Charting A Mission-Oriented Innovation Strategy
In the wake of COVID-19, Canada has an opportunity to reorient its innovation policy to maximize economic, social and environmental benefits. This joint project with the Public Policy Forum charts an ambitious and practical road map for harnessing Canada’s innovation potential to drive economic growth and respond to our most pressing collective challenges.

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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.

How does artificial intelligence (AI) impact workers, managers, and the organization of work — and how does this vary across sectors and countries? BII+E is leading Canadian case study research on the impact of AI-based technologies in finance and manufacturing workplaces, alongside our partners in the OECD and other countries.
In the wake of COVID-19, Canada has an opportunity to reorient its innovation policy to maximize economic, social and environmental benefits. This joint project with the Public Policy Forum charts an ambitious and practical road map for harnessing Canada’s innovation potential to drive economic growth and respond to our most pressing collective challenges.
Il constitue la prochaine étape de notre recherche sur l'emploi en 2030 et est conçu pour concrétiser les Prévisions sur la croissance des professions au Canada. Nous visons à élaborer des solutions régionales pertinentes à l'échelle nationale qui aident les travailleurs de partout au Canada à acquérir les compétences et les habiletés qui seront essentielles au monde du travail de l'avenir
This work stream is focused on harnessing the potential of entrepreneurship to create a more prosperous, inclusive, and resilient economy.
Illustration by Sophie Berg of woman climbing rocks of health insurance, taxes, benefits.
From paying taxes to accessing benefits, learn about the issues facing independent workers in a world set up for full-time work. Find out why Jon Shell and Jack Graham think it’s time for Canada to start better supporting freelancers, as part of our series on building inclusion and equity into the innovation economy.
Illustration of a woman founder embarking on an entrepreneurial journey with her child.
An in-depth survey of the experiences of high-growth women founders as they scale their companies, revealing divergent pathways to growth and new strategies for government, policymakers, accelerators and funders to better support the distinct needs of women-led firms.