Canadian Researchers Look at Creativity and Competitiveness

Researchers across Canada come together to take a close look at how creativity affects economic competitiveness. With less reliance on natural resources, our knowledge economy thinkers will need cities that are highly social and demonstrate collaborative behavior.

The research network, which includes 23 principal researchers from across Canada, has received a $2.5 million grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada to study the development of creativity-based strategies for economic development.

In addition to investigating the social traits that contribute to economic prosperity, the researchers will study how knowledge flows inside urban economies and the institutional context of innovation. Read more here.


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