Industry Leaders Take ‘Innovation Nation’ to the Hill: Call for community guidance on how to improve Canada’s innovation eco-system
November 9, 2011

CATA Executive VP, Barry Gander, & Dr. Sorin Cohn-Sfetcu, Executive in Residence for Commercialization, will meet with members of the House Standing Committee on Industry, Science & Technology on November 14th to advance the industry’s 'Innovation Nation Campaign.'

CATA recently released a comprehensive update to its ‘Innovation Nation’ Campaign, an effort to create the eco-system that will lead to a significant improvement in Canada’s middle of the pack innovation & competitive ranking.

The advocacy Campaign is led by CATA national spokesperson, Sir Terence Matthews and has the very specific objective of creating ten domestic companies in the information and communications technology sector with annual revenues exceeding $5 billion by the year 2020.

CATA as a Political Party

According to CATA CEO, John Reid, "In many respects CATAAlliance can be viewed as a political party, the party of the Canadian high tech industry. 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 better understand and embrace what it takes to create a knowledge based Canada."

++ Action Requested: Please engage with us today: your first step is to review the industry’s 'Innovation Nation Campaign' and then contact CATA CEO, John Reid, at with your guidance on go forward recommendations. Note that the House Committee is paying special attention to e-Commerce policies and adoption.

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