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University Research and Commercialization of Intellectual Property in Canada


  • Gu, W.
  • Whewell, L.


The objective of this paper is to provide a statistical overview of Canadian universities' R&D activities and commercialization undertakings for the consideration of the Expert Panel on the Commercialization of University Research. The existing data suggest that Canadian universities play a major role in creating knowledge and promoting the diffusion of new technologies. Although Canada lags other countries in terms of R&D per unit of output, the share of national R&D that is conducted by universities is among the highest in the G7 countries. In addition, Canada has the highest share of industry-financed research in the academic sector among the G7 countries, suggesting strong linkages between industry and universities.

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  • Gu, W. & Whewell, L., 1999. "University Research and Commercialization of Intellectual Property in Canada," Papers 21, Gouvernement du Canada - Industry Canada;Gouvernement du Canada - Industry Canada.
  • Handle: RePEc:fth:cagoip:21

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    JEL classification:

    • O34 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Intellectual Property and Intellectual Capital
    • I21 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Analysis of Education


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