News Release

The Council of Canadian Academies Releases an Expert Panel Report Innovation Impacts: Measurement and Assessment

A new expert panel report, entitled Innovation Impacts: Measurement and Assessment, was released today by the Council of Canadian Academies.

The assessment was conducted by a 13-member panel of distinguished and multidisciplinary experts from Canada and abroad. Esko Aho, Senior Fellow, Harvard University; Consultative Partner, Nokia Corporation; and former Prime Minister of Finland, chaired the Expert Panel.

The authoritative report includes:

  • A new conceptual framework that is helpful for understanding innovation impact measurement and assessment at the program level and within the innovation ecosystem, respectively;
  • A catalogue of the portfolio of Ontario’s innovation investments;
  • An  extensive  academic  and  public  policy  literature  review  of  leading-edge  measurement methodologies; and
  • An  overview  of  international  best  practices  for  measuring  the  socio-economic  impacts  of innovation.