Reports and Research

Since his appointment, Innovation Commissioner Alan Winter has been building a collection of data, examples, reports and research on innovation related activities and practices in B.C., across Canada and beyond.

Internal Research

To assess B.C.’s innovation landscape and advance his mandate, the Innovation Commissioner has undertaken new research and analysis specific to British Columbia:

  • Observations on Innovation in British Columbia
    Submitted to the Minister of Jobs, Trade and Technology in October 2018, this report by the Innovation Commissioner outlines how innovation can create many positive social and economic outcomes and can help both the emerging and natural resource sectors prosper.
  • B.C.’s Innovation Ecosystem
    Global Advantage research report produced in September 2018 to assist the Innovation Commissioner in understanding B.C.’s public and private research and development activities and investments.

  • Innovation & Research: Federal Government
    A detailed summary of key federal business innovation programs, a listing of new funding for federal programs, and an outline of all federal research facilities operating in the British Columbia.

  • B.C.’s Economic Landscape
    Key data points covering B.C.’s economy, labour market and trade and an overview of investments in business and research in the province.

Additional research is underway and will be posted as completed. Winter has also developed a workplan to guide the Office’s future activities.

Additional Resources