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  1. Value and Impacts of Federal Labs Sandra Schillo FPTT National Meeting June 12th, 2007, Halifax

  2. Outline Sandra’s Background Basic Assumptions Value and Impacts in Public Research Role of Federal Laboratories

  3. Business Development at NRC / IP management at CFIA Day-to-day technology transfer Performance Reports Strategic Planning and Performance Measurement Network Interdepartmental Working Group on Commercialization Consultant Policy issues (IC, FPTT, ACST) Evaluation (EC) With the Conference Board Developing provincial strategies Assessing emerging sectors, etc. Leader’s Panel on Innovation-based Commerce (LPIC) Sandra’s Background

  4. We know how to measure impacts Money is not a proxy for impacts Many efforts within federal labs to define impacts, frameworks, measurement processes Applied in other countries and academic literature See previous presentation Public research is needed More on economic paybacks in following presentation Plays major role in successful economies Basic Assumptions

  5. RE: Value and Impacts inputs people infra- structure Activities $ Completed projects Publications, Patents Agreements, Regulations, Policies impacts

  6. Universities are relatively well understood Many decision-makers have attended universities, have benefited from education Universities can communicate their interests Federal Laboratories Impacts are noticed when something goes wrong Can’t “lobby” explicitly Often disagreements between departments and agencies, rather than emphasis on commonality Visibility of Impacts

  7. “Dumbing it up”

  8. Universities Academic freedom Education Federal Laboratories Mandate-driven research Regulation and Policy Development Private Sector Research Profit-driven Economic Activity Value of Research Actors

  9. Protect the health of Canadians Protect the environment Ensure food safety Ensure transportation safety Contribute to trade and competitiveness Specifics can and have to change over time. Note difference between mandates of individual departments and overall federal R&D Mandate Examples for Federal Laboratories

  10. Research + Implementation => critical to well-being of Canadians Mandate-driven, transparent research and implementation, accountable to Canadians Value and Impacts

  11. We know how to measure We need to create an “artificial feedback loop” Communication is key It is part of the job Needs to be backed with credible data Improve measurement now ConclusionFood for Thought