“How can we use government to really help invest in some of these technologies, some of these innovations, some of these ideas and become a customer to them?”
Ottawa, ON…CATAAlliance, Canada’s One Voice for Innovation Lobby Group has applauded Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, call for government(s) to leverage their purchasing power by becoming marquee customers for Canadian technologies.
In a recent interview, Minister Bains said, “ The government is in a very unique position. We are the largest purchaser of goods and services, we really are a marquee customer…When we become a customer for Canadian technologies, they can go abroad and brag about doing business in Canada.”
CATA has reached out to tens of thousands of executives in opt in social networks, advisory board members, including video interview commentary, subject area experts and research teams, to advance innovation guidance in 12 thematic areas, inclusive of marketplace approaches to government procurement.
Details are available at: http://www.cata.ca/Media_and_Events/Press_Releases/cata_pr08041601.html
CATA CEO, John Reid, said, “ Progressive approaches to Canadian government procurement can help put Canada on the map as a global innovation hub. The way forward is to act on a bold new public policy vision: to build Canada as a global centre for innovation.”
He concluded, “ We applaud Minister Bain’s open, transparent and engaged approaches to innovation consultations with citizens and his leadership for new ways forward.“
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The Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATAAlliance) is Canada’s One Voice for Innovation Lobby Group, crowdsourcing ideas and guidance from thousands of opt in members in moderated social networks in Canada and key global markets. (No Tech Firm Left Behind) Contact: CATA at firstname.lastname@example.org