Innovation in Canada’s Resource Sector: Phase II

When: Wednesday, November 23, 2011 - 11:30 - 14:00

Where: Various cities

This spring we launched a series of regional roundtables on the subject of resource sector innovation. As a follow up to Innovation in Canada's Resource Sector, our conference convened October 22, 2010 in Calgary, these roundtables engaged senior stakeholders in a focused manner to address questions surrounding the future of Canada's resource industries.

Themes discussed during theses sessions included:

  • What makes innovation in the natural resources so unique? What are its strengths and weaknesses?
  • How is innovation encouraged in the natural resource sector, and in what form does it take place? What are the drivers of innovation?
  • Are natural resource industries facing barriers to innovation not experienced by other sectors of the economy? What are these barriers? What future challenges in innovation are expected? Where are investments and innovation in the natural resource sector most needed?

A series of six roundtables were convened across Canada, bringing together about 20 senior leaders at each session.

List of roundtables:

Vancouver - June 6, 2011
Hosted by Ernst & Young LLP
Read the summary report

Saskatoon - June 14, 2011
Hosted by University of Saskatchewan
Read the summary report

St. John's - June 28, 2011
Hosted by Worley Parsons
Read the summary report

Yellowknife - August 26, 2011
Hosted by BHP Billiton
Read the summary report

Toronto - October 19, 2011
Hosted by Bennett Jones LLP
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Montreal - November 23, 2011
Hosted by FPInnovations
Read the summary report (French)

In the media

Globe and Mail - Resource industry ripe for innovation, report says

Edmonton Journal - Resource sector's bright ideas power Canada's economy

The StarPhoenix - Resources sector quietly innovative


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