Matthew Seddon was a Policy Advisor at the Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship (BII+E) from 2016-2017.
As a Policy Advisor with the Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship (BII+E), Matthew brought rigorous qualitative research and data science techniques to policy analysis related to research and innovation. He offered creative recommendations for difficult challenges faced by governments at the federal, provincial, and local levels.
Prior to joining BII+E, Matthew was an Intergovernmental Affairs Officer in Cabinet Office with the Ontario government and worked on fiscal arrangements, taxation, and research and development. He has previously worked as an Associate at TD Canada Trust in their Economics section and worked in several Ontario government ministries and an advocacy group in the energy sector in policy, administrative, operations, and emergency management roles.
Matthew is fascinated with increasing importance that innovation policy has in today’s growing and increasingly complex economy. He is particularly interested in the risk capital industry, fintech and scaling up firms. Having come from an entrepreneurial family, Matthew is passionate about studying the issues and barriers that face entrepreneurs.
Matthew holds an Honours B.A. from the University of Toronto in Economics and Public Policy, and an MPP from the School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Toronto. Currently, Matthew studies data science at John Hopkins University through Coursera.
Articles by this Author
In a year when the federal government is investing heavily in innovation, let’s not forget that provincial governments also have an important role to play in spurring Canada’s innovation and supporting entrepreneurship.
Superclusters! Lessons + Opportunities for Canada
APRIL 19, 2017
Superclusters! Lessons + Opportunities for Canada is a new discussion paper produced by the Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship (BII+E) and the Institute for Competitiveness & Prosperity.
What happens when you bring together digital talent from across industry, community, non-profit organizations and government for an evening of activities like Family Feud, Cards Against Mundanity, a design jam and strategic foresight-ing?
Let’s Get Digital Insights + Recommendations
JANUARY 17, 2017
This white paper distills the feedback we received from Let’s Get Digital, an event co-hosted with the Ontario Digital Government team to gain insights and recommendations for Ontario’s Digital Government Action Plan.
Apps to Aerospace: Canada’s future as a tech giant
JULY 25, 2016
At the Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship (BII+E), we have already sought to explore the disruptive potential of technology on the Canadian workforce.
The State of Canada’s Tech Sector, 2016
JULY 25, 2016
The State of Canada’s Tech Sector, 2016 is a new report produced by the Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship (BII+E) in conjunction with a number of key partners.
Basic Income: A Helping Hand for Entrepreneurship?
JUNE 29, 2016
The Ontario government recently announced its intent to launch a Basic Income Pilot following the completion of the Honourable Hugh Segal’s discussion paper on the design and implementation of the pilot.