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The Conversation: In search of another canola: How to capitalize on Canadian research

The following was written by Darren Fast, Director, Technology Transfer, University of Manitoba, and published by The Conversation on April 22, 2018.

There has been increasing interest in developing a strategy that takes advantage of Canada’s research expertise to turn it into economic advantage for our country.

A great deal of research is undertaken at Canadian universities and colleges — more than $6 billion in total research expenditures were reported by the Association of University Technology Managers’ Canadian Licensing Activity Survey in 2015.

We’ve had big success stories. Canola is a great example of how research at universities became an economic boon for the entire country; there is now about $26 billion annually in economic activity generated by canola.

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