Ottawa, ON…CATAAlliance (www.cata.ca), Canada’s One Voice for Innovation Lobby Group and ‘political party’ for Canada’s tech industry is now reaching out to the community for advice, guidance and recommendations as part of its annual update of the ‘Competitive Innovation Nation’ advocacy Campaign.
The Campaign is CATA’s blueprint to create an ecosystem that can improve Canada’s innovation ability and its competitive rankings.
According to CATA CEO, John Reid, ” In many respects CATAAlliance can be viewed as a political party, the party of the Canadian tech industry. Our focus is on ways to foster innovation and enable Canada’s economy to gain the benefits that flow from innovation. Our election platform is built from policy planks which will ensure success for Canada in the global economy. We actively encourage all of Canada’s political leaders to fully understand and embrace what it takes to create a knowledge based economy in Canada.”
He added, ” Our political party taps into ideas through our crowdsourced social outreach with more than 3 million viewers. We challenge Canadians to advance one core policy or strategy they believe is critical to Canada’s prosperity. The best ideas go to our advocacy team for integration into the Competitive Innovation Nation agenda and the team then advances the blueprint to government policy makers and other influencers.”
Reid concluded, ” CATA’s Innovation Leadership Council has kick-started the latest round of consultations, by calling on all federal parties to adopt balanced budget policies with realistic targets, including 5 All Party Recommendations in this election year and to recognize that contingency funds or reserves from balanced budgets may well be needed to meet economic downturns. It is now time to voice your view. ”
The Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATAAlliance), Canada’s One Voice for Innovation Lobby Group and ‘political party’ for Canada’s tech industry, crowdsources ideas and guidance from thousands of opt in members in moderated social networks in Canada and key global markets. Supported by evidence-based research, CATAAlliance then mobilizes the community behind public policy recommendations designed to boost Canada’s innovation and competitiveness success.