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Colleges and the National Innovation Agenda. Karen Corkery Senior Analyst Strategic Policy Branch Industry Canada August 1, 2002. Outline of Presentation. I) Snapshot of Canada’s Colleges II) College R&D III) Players and Levers IV) The Way Forward. Key Issues

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karen corkery senior analyst strategic policy branch industry canada august 1 2002

Collegesand the National Innovation Agenda

Karen Corkery

Senior Analyst

Strategic Policy Branch

Industry Canada

August 1, 2002

slide2

Outline of Presentation.

I) Snapshot of Canada’s

Colleges

II) College R&D

III) Players and Levers

IV) The Way Forward

Key Issues

How do colleges contribute to innovation in Canada?

Are they contributing to their full potential?

Is it time to broaden the national agenda?

key indicators 1998 99
Key Indicators, 1998-99

Number ofFull-Time Full-Time

Colleges Educators Enrollment

Canada 199 32,088 403,516

NF/LAB 2 698 5,973

PE 2 97 1,899

NS 5 708 7,039

NB 5 866 5,221

QC 89 13,054 164,469

ON 40 7,017 142,341

MN 6 718 4,181

SK 4 850 2,740

AB 19 3,400 31,999

BC 24 4,401 37,127

YT 1 101 258

NT/NU 2 178 269

colleges economy focus is mandate driven

College Enrollment in Full-Time Career Programs,,1998-99

Doctorate (1%)

Masters,

Graduate (8%)

Arts, humanities

Engineering, applied science, health, natural sciences (42%)

14%

Business, commerce (27%)

Bachelor, 1st Prof (44%)

Social science (17%)

Colleges’ “economy” focus is mandate driven.

Diplomas and Degrees Granted in 1998

College Diplomas (40%)

Undergrad (7%)

2002 industry canada accc survey yields important insights

84 Colleges Responded

From all Regions of Canada

Yukon & NWT

Atlantic

University-Colleges

2

West

8

7

10

31

21

Québec

48

19

22

Community Colleges

Ontario

2002 Industry Canada/ACCC survey yields important insights.

Technical Institutes

Cégeps

colleges r d related innovation contribution 2000 01
Colleges’ R&D-Related Innovation Contribution, 2000-01

Adjusted Estimated Survey Total

SPONSORED RESEARCH

Federal $16 $24

Provinces-Territories $27 $51

Private$21$25 - $80

Total $64 $100 - $155

CUSTOMIZED TRAINING $14$34

TOTAL $78 M $134M - $189 M

colleges are contributing to a more innovative economy
Colleges are contributing to a more innovative economy.

64 colleges work with economic development agencies

Key Outcomes:

47 spin-off companies to date

$540,000 in equity

375 research publications in last FY

91 prototypes completed in last FY

8 active licenses

7 active patents

$205,350 in royalties in last FY

the established players colleges that perform over one million dollars of r d per year
The established players – colleges that perform over one million dollars of R&D per year.

CÉGEP de l”Abitibi-Témiscamingue QC

Institut de Technologie agro-alimentaire de la Pocatière QC

Kemptville College of Agricultural Technology ON

Sheridan College of Applied Arts & Technology ON

Nova Scotia Community College NS

Nova Scotia Agricultural College NS

British Columbia Institute of Technology BC

Olds College AB

qu bec colleges have considerable r d experience
Québec colleges have considerable R&D experience.
  • 23 “College Centres for the Transfer of Technologies” with a mandate to perform applied research for SMEs.

Association of College Research

    • annual research symposium
    • research training
    • research awards

Each college specializes

Lévis-Lauzon … biotechnology

Saint-Jérôme … composite materials

many colleges are developing the capacity to perform r d
Many colleges are developing the capacity to perform R&D.

70 colleges are eligible for CFI funding.

The granting councils and CFI have supported 43 colleges over the past three years:

  • 11 colleges each received > $1M
  • 13 colleges each received $0.5 to $1M
  • 19 colleges each received < $0.5M
the players and their levers
The players and their levers.

Colleges … mission statements

… R&D policies

… R&D infrastructure

… R&D professionals

Prov/Ter Gov’ts … legislation

… collective agreements

… R&D funding

Federal Gov’t … R&D funding

college levers
Missions: 40 colleges encourage R&D or TT

Policies: 34 colleges have formal research policies

32 colleges have IP policies

Infrastructure: 31 colleges own/operate research/training centres

120 staff involved in grant/contract/IP management

Staff: highly qualified personnel

R&D experience

College Levers.
provincial and territorial levers
Provincial and territorial levers.

Legislation: supports university-college R&D silent for colleges and technical institutes notable exceptions: Que, Ont, Nunavut, NWT

Collective university-colleges recognize “scholarly activity”

Agreements: silent for colleges and technical institutes

notable exceptions: Quebec and Yukon

Funding: operating grants can support R&D except AB & SK

$27M per year in R&D funding; ad hoc except QC

federal levers
Federal levers.

annual

CFI $9.4M

HRDC $1.8M

DEC $1.0M

NRC $0.7M

NSERC $0.6M

SSHRC $0.5M

Others$1.8M

TOTAL $16M

Chairs4 university colleges are eligible

IRAP32 colleges host Industrial Technology Advisors

CANet4connect all colleges to high speed internet backbone

$16M per year in federal support for college R&D

barriers to unleashing colleges full potential
Barriers to unleashing colleges full potential.

Survey Responses:

#1 faculty time

#2 government support

#3 private sector support

#4 college infrastructure

#5 rewards and recognition

#6 mandate

#7 faculty skills, experience or interest

#8 college administration support

growing recognition that colleges are under utilized commercialization agents for the country
Growing recognition that colleges are under-utilized “commercialization agents” for the country.

A growing interest in college R&D by Québec, Ontario and the Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC).

ACCC developed preliminary views on potential federal role:

  • Chairs, Networks of Excellence, Fellowships & Internships
  • Business Incubator Fund, Technical Assistance Program
  • Student Technical Assistance Program for Small Firms

ACCC’s policy priorities continue to evolve.

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