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.
Canada’s Moonshot: Solving Canada’s Challenges Through Transformational Innovation
In the wake of COVID-19, Canada has an opportunity to reorient its innovation policy to maximize economic, social and environmental benefits. This project 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.
Navigating Canada’s scale-up landscape
We pulled key insights from the comprehensive Into the Scale-up-verse report to provide a snapshot of Canada's home-grown powerhouse firms.

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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 project 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 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.
women entrepreneurs waiting to be helped
This report explores how gender control of a firm impacts growth and the likelihood that a firm becomes a scale-up. The findings indicate that gender control does not directly impact the probability that a firm will reach scale-up status, but that there are systematic differences in the impact that growth barriers have on men and women entrepreneurs.
Scale-up Activity in Ontario
This report benchmarks and maps scale-up activity in Ontario, supplying vital insights into the best performing companies Ontario has to offer.