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Matthew Seddon

Policy Advisor

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.

7 Contributions


Apr 28, 2017

Investing in innovation from coast to coast

Mar 22, 2017

Highlights, lowlights and insights from Budget 2017: supporting skills development and bolstering Canada’s innovation strengths
10 Things Canada’s Innovators and Entrepreneurs Should Know About #Budget2017

Jan 17, 2017

Insights and recommendations for Ontario’s Digital Government, gathered at an event we co-hosted with the Ontario Digital Government team
Let’s Get Digital: Insights & recommendations

Jan 17, 2017

We combined the knowledge and skills from the tech sector with the policy skills of the Ontario public service to rethink the delivery and design of public services
Let’s Get Digital
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