Empowering Women Entrepreneurs
This project aims to support evidence-based approaches to address the unique challenges women entrepreneurs face in growing their businesses. The funded projects both provide support to women entrepreneurs growing their businesses and strengthen the capacity of Ontario’s entrepreneurial ecosystem to serve the province’s entrepreneurs.
Who are Canada’s Tech Workers?
Looking at the many faces behind Canada’s tech occupations, with a focus on who are Canada’s tech workers? Where do they work? And what do they earn?
What’s in the Mix: Opportunities + challenges for municipal innovation procurement
Developed in partnership with MaRS Solutions Lab and the City of Guelph, this report seeks to better understand innovation procurement and identify opportunities for greater experimentation. As municipal governments look to purchase innovations as well as purchase innovatively, what are the challenges they face, and what are the opportunities?
Join us on June 26, 2019 for our very first Policy 'N Pub: Intern Series
  • The Pilot
  • Wednesday, June 26, 2019
    from 4:30 - 6:30 PM


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.

Despite its strong reputation in AI research, Canada’s ability to translate AI’s promise into economic impact at home continues to lag. This project seeks to uncover how Canadian firms identify, acquire, and access talent needed to successfully adopt AI.
If you could see into the future, which types of skills and jobs would likely be in demand in the next 10–15 years? Learn about our project exploring employment in and around the year 2030 with the aim of future-proofing workers to get ahead of job disruption and job opportunities.
Si vous pouviez prédire l’avenir, quels types de compétences et de rôles seraient vraisemblablement recherchés dans les 10 à 15 prochaines années? Découvrez notre projet d’exploration de l’emploi en 2030 en vue d’outiller les travailleurs pour qu’ils puissent devancer les perturbations et les perspectives d’emploi.
This work stream examines the distribution of risks and benefits in Canada's innovation economy and explores how to improve equity and broaden participation.
Towards a more socially and spatially inclusive innovation economy
Does a more inclusive future rest on investing in people and cultivating market conditions that encourage entrepreneurs to take risks, experiment, fail, succeed? Kenan Fikri, Research Director at the Economic Innovation Group, thinks so. Learn why via our ongoing series on an equitable innovation economy.
Keep Canada innovative by avoiding monopolies
Healthy competition is an indispensable element of capitalism. Yet, competition is withering away at a rapid pace, replaced by increasingly larger firms that dominate their respective industries. Learn more via Denise Hearn, co-author of the Myth of Capitalism, as part of our ongoing series on inclusion and equity in the innovation economy.
Want to plan for the “future of work”? Help independent workers now
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.