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From the Living Lab Toolbox: Methodologies for Living Labs

The creation of today’s complex systems of products, services, and processes requires a merge of knowledge from diverse national, disciplinary, and personal skill-based perspectives. The increasingly distributed knowledge necessary for innovation requires new strategies for knowledge-sharing and knowledge-creation (Holst 2007). Innovation is seldom an individual responsibility, hence creativity within groups needs to be facilitated and supported, innovation processes should be interactive, and the importance of networks and networking to support the innovation process should be emphasised. READ MORE

Grand Challenges Canada: Integrated Innovation

Integrated Innovation is the coordinated application of scientific/technological, social and business innovation to develop solutions to complex challenges. This approach does not discount the singular benefits of each of these types of innovation alone, but rather highlights the powerful synergies that can be realized by aligning all three. READ MORE

The Digital Accelerator for Innovation and Research (DAIR)

DAIR leverages Canada’s investment in CANARIE and our research and education network to provide Canada’s high-tech entrepreneurs access to free cloud-based compute and storage resources to help them rev up product development and gain a competitive edge in the global market. READ MORE

CGAP Focus Note: Applying Behavioural Insights in Consumer Protection Policy

Policy makers in emerging markets and developing economies (EMDEs) can draw on new consumer and behavioral findings and research tools to develop policies that better protect financial consumers while enabling advances in financial inclusion. By seeking to understand how personal, social, and environmental factors shape human behavior, behavioral research helps to reveal why individuals do not always act as one would expect or as they themselves intended to, and sometimes not even in the way that might be best for their welfare. READ MORE

Startup Resources Map

Developed by Invest Ottawa, the Startup Resources Map is an interactive tool that allows users to view startup organizations throughout Ottawa. Please click here to view the map.