Innovation, Science and Governance 3: The Innovation Ecosystem

2 day courseIn Ottawa, ON
  • November 28, 20198:30am - 4:30pm
  • November 29, 20198:30am - 4:30pm
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  • February 20, 20208:30am - 4:30pm
  • February 21, 20208:30am - 4:30pm
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This two-day course is the third in the Innovation, Science and Governance course series. ISG 3 offers a more advanced examination and development of strategies for managing for innovation and collaboration within Canada’s science and innovation ecosystem.

What you can expect

The course is delivered by seasoned policy practitioners who use real-world case studies and discussions to help improve your understanding of key challenges facing government researchers, innovators and policy analysts with a focus on how to deal with these situations.

Why the topic is important

It is widely recognized that there is a need “to innovate how we innovate” within an integrated science and innovation ecosystem. Canada traditionally punches above its weight in research and discovery but continues to be challenged in the translation, mobilization and commercialization of these discoveries to improve productivity, resiliency and delivery. For Canada to effectively meet its innovation challenges, leadership and governance are required at the nexus of three innovation realms -- Economic Innovation, Social Innovation, and Policy Innovation – that currently operate largely in isolation.

In the context of newly emerging and disruptive technologies (such as Artificial intelligence, Blockchain, CRISPR, etc.) and new approaches such as inclusive innovation, open science, Two-Eyed Seeing, behavioural economics and design thinking, public servants need to think differently and more creatively about how we “manage for innovation” and collaborate across sectors to develop sound evidence for decision-making.

What you will gain

By the end of the two-day course, participants will have:

  • Discussed the Innovation Ecosystem and gained an understanding of the interdependencies between science and innovation in government, academia and the private sector;
  • Examined the three realms of economic, social and policy innovation, the issues and opportunities at the various intersections between the realms and at the nexus of all three, and learn how to leverage them to improve program outcomes;
  • Learned how to leverage emerging and disruptive technologies in an environment of changing government priorities; and
  • Acquired new skills, tools and resources supporting networking, leadership and governance within the innovation ecosystem.

To discuss the course level within the Innovation, Science and Governance series that is most appropriate for your learning needs, please contact Jeff Kinder at or at 613-562-0090 x224.

Who should attend?

Typical attendee profile(s):

Senior Officers, Managers and Executives in Innovation, Science & Policy

Professionals at the senior officer level and at the first levels of executive responsibility seeking to improve their understanding and skills related to the policy context for Canada’s science and innovation ecosystem, the impact of emerging technologies and the role of inclusive innovation.

What's included

Expert facilitation, breakfast and lunch both days, and course materials.

Course fee(s)

$1350 per attendee

As a not-for-profit organization, the IOG does not charge HST.

Registration is done through an online registration system where you can select to pay by credit card or request an invoice.

Group discounts

If you have more than two people attending, you may be eligible for a group discount. Contact us for details at 613-562-0090 or

Main contact

Jeff Kinder
613-562-0090 x224
2 day courseIn Ottawa, ON
  • November 28, 20198:30am - 4:30pm
  • November 29, 20198:30am - 4:30pm
Register ›
  • February 20, 20208:30am - 4:30pm
  • February 21, 20208:30am - 4:30pm
Register ›

The IOG value-added

All IOG courses are prepared and taught by those who have held senior positions in the federal government. They are guided by a Learning Committee of senior federal government public servants.

For those who wish to have an adapted course that is specific to their issues and requirements, customized course offerings can be delivered on request for branches, teams or groups, in English or French in any part of the country.

The IOG also offers the Coaching Circle, to assist executives and officers at all levels of government as well as non-profit and other organizations in the development of their leadership skills.

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