Innovation in Context 2 continues the conversation we started last year on the social context and policy that advances innovation. Our focus this year is on scaling-up along three dimensions:
1) scaling-up firms to enter global markets
2) scaling-up innovation eco-systems to build and sustain innovation over the long term
3) scaling-up diversity so that more women, minorities and indigenous peoples play a role in innovation
Through discussions that cut across discipline and sectors, we will investigate how the social context promotes innovation and well-being in Quebec, Canada and the world.
Bassem Awad is deputy director of international intellectual property law and innovation, with CIGI's International Law Research Program. In this role, he provides strategic guidance of the thematic area. A specialist in intellectual property law, he has served as a judge at the Appeal Court in Egypt and the United Arab Emirates and as adjunct professor at Western University.
Richard Gold is a senior fellow with CIGI’s International Law Research Program (ILRP), effective October 2016. He is also a James McGill Professor and associate dean (graduate studies) with McGill University’s Faculty of Law.
Olena Ivus is a senior fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), focusing on the interface between Canada's domestic innovation and international trade.
As director of CIGI’s International Law Research Program, Oonagh Fitzgerald established and oversees CIGI’s international law research agenda, which includes policy relevant research on issues of international economic law, environmental law, intellectual property law and innovation, and Indigenous law.